Glasses or Contacts
Vision Care Services
The Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System (VEHSS) reports the prevalence of use of eyeglasses or contact lenses using self-report from national surveys and additional measures from administrative claims databases and the IRIS Registry of electronic health records (EHR).
Self-Reported Use of Glasses or Contacts
Self-reported use of glasses or contacts includes questions from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) that ask if a person wears glasses or glasses/contacts lenses.
|Survey||Description||Question Text||Variable name(s)||Sample||Response options|
|NHIS-Functioning and Disability Module||Percentage of people who wear glasses (NHIS Functioning and Disability Module)||Do you wear glasses?||VIS_0||Ages 18+||1 Yes
9 Don’t know
|NHIS – Child Module||Percentage of children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses||Does [fill: SC name] wear eyeglasses or contact lenses?||CVISGLAS||Ages 0-17||1 Yes
9 Don’t know
|NHIS – Adult module||Percentage of adults who currently wear eyeglasses or contact lenses||Do you currently wear eyeglasses or contact lenses?||VIMGLASS||Ages 18+||1 Yes
9 Don’t know
The data sources available for this category include NHIS and NCHS. See data source documentation.
The percentage of people who had a vision correction visit or supplies claim indicates the proportion of patients in an insured population or the IRIS Registry who had a claim for glasses or contacts in the year of observation. These prevalence rates and counts only include services that generated an insurance claim or EHR with an included procedure code during the year of observation. These estimates are not indicators of the prevalence of the use of glasses or contacts because they will not include glasses or contacts acquired in previous years or that were paid for by another payer or out of pocket.
|Patients Receiving Glasses or Contacts Category and Subgroup Definitions|
|Any Included Vision Correction Service||Category total – includes any subgroup below.|
|Eyeglasses||V2020, V2025, V2100, V2101, V2102, V2103, V2104, V2105, V2106, V2107, V2108, V2109, V2110, V2111, V2112, V2113, V2114, V2115, V2118, V2121, V2199, V2200, V2201, V2202, V2203, V2204, V2205, V2206, V2207, V2208, V2209, V2210, V2211, V2212, V2213, V2214, V2215, V2218, V2219, V2220, V2221, V2299, V2300, V2301, V2302, V2303, V2304, V2305, V2306, V2307, V2410, V2430, V2499|
|Contact Lenses or Fitting||92310, 92325, 92326, 92071, 92072, V2510, V2511, V2512, V2513, V2520, V2521, V2522, V2523, V2531, V2599|
|Low Vision Aids||V2600, V2610, V2615, Z460|
The data sources available for this category include Medicare (default), IRIS Registry, Medicaid, Managed Vision Care, and MarketScan commercial insurance claims. See data source documentation.