Our son Jim doesn’t like wearing his glasses, so we got him contacts. Then we found out that he wasn’t wearing his contacts, so about a month ago we made him start wearing his glasses again. Today at our parent-teacher-student conference, his English teacher remarked that today was the first time she had ever seen him wearing glasses. Apparently, he takes the glasses off as soon as he gets to the bus stop.
Since neither Greta nor I spend even a waking moment without our glasses, we were curious how much of the time other people wore glasses. Hence today’s study. You will first be directed to a page with a vision chart. We ask you to remove your glasses or contacts, stand 10 feet away from the computer monitor, and tell us the smallest line you can read. You’ll then click on a link to a short survey asking about your eyeglass/contact habits.
Clearly the vision test will only give a rough approximation of visual acuity, but we think it should be good enough for our purposes. Don’t worry, you won’t be responsible for making sure Jim wears his glasses!
Before you start, make sure you’re ready to remove your glasses or contacts (or remove them in advance), and that you have 10 feet (about 3 meters) clear space in front of your computer.
As usual, you’ll have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, March 22, to submit your response (or until we have 250 responses, whichever comes first).