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Report examines factors that influence use of eye care in the US
Report examines factors that influence use of eye care in the US

(March 19, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Atlanta– A new report published in Ophthalmology examines factors associated with eye care use in the US. Researchers used information from three large datasets, examining data on participants aged 40 years and older who had taken part in vision-related surveys. Researchers then examined the personal factors that were associated with eye care use in individuals with and without diabetes. Results showed that annual eye care rates were 46-51% among those without diabetes, and 64-72% in those with diabetes. The factors that were associated with the greatest odds of eye care use, for both groups, were a diagnosis of eye disease, having health insurance and having a higher income

 
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