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NOW CLOSED....Pre-teen/ teen aged 10-17 who wears specs or contacts? You could win one of 2 £250 vouchers by together completing a survey about options for vision correction

(81 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 15-Apr-13 13:35:04

We have been asked to conduct a survey to find out parents and childrens' attitudes and perceptions about different vision correction options. Please be aware the questions for your child do discuss various aspects of children wearing contacts.

The survey is open to all UK MNers who have at least one child aged 10-17 years who currently requires some sort of vision correction such as glasses or contact lenses. We have lots of responses from children aged 12 and under and would ideally like to get more from those aged 13+ now, though all welcome...

This survey has two main pages of questions: one for parents and one for your child.

Please ensure your child is nearby when you start this survey as you'll need them to add their responses to the last page - if your child is not with you now please bookmark this thread or the survey link and complete it when you are together. If necessary you can leave the survey open which should save your responses but it would work best if your child is there and able to do the survey after you've answered your questions. There are 20 questions for you and 10 for your child.

We're looking for around 500 parents and 500 children to complete this survey. As a special incentive we have £250 of vouchers to be won by TWO lucky MN families. The two winners - drawn at random from everyone adding their details - can choose from John Lewis or iTunes vouchers to the value of £250 - and we're leaving it up to you how you negotiate with your child over how (if at all) the £250 is split between you wink should you win....

Here's the survey:

Many thanks
PS Please note this survey has been sent to a sample from our panel. Please only complete it once per family.

isitsnowingyet Sat 20-Apr-13 22:08:58

Done it - fingers crossed we win!!! grin

oopslateagain Sat 20-Apr-13 22:15:59

Done smile

MartinScorsassy Sat 20-Apr-13 23:20:02

Done smile

Bunbaker Sun 21-Apr-13 08:40:44

"Now wears them for school too even though she doesn't see as well with them."

Contacts are usually better at correcting sight than glasses. Perhaps she needs her prescription changed.

I used to wear contacts fully understand the implications of not looking after them properly. There is no way DD (12) is getting contacts until she is old enough to look after them properly.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 21-Apr-13 10:36:54

all good thanks MrsShrek3

thanks for comments - any other comments welcome on the thread..

doobedoobedoo Sun 21-Apr-13 13:06:08

Done - an older teen for you.

AmberLeaf Sun 21-Apr-13 13:37:43


AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 21-Apr-13 14:54:27

thanks - we'd love more older teens in the sample mix....please do complete with your oldest DC who needs specs/ contacts if possible thanks

PrideOfChanur Sun 21-Apr-13 16:53:15

Could have done with a comment box though as on several questions my answer was "it depends on the child,and on what their glasses/contact lens prescription is" - no option to say that though!

AmberLeaf Sun 21-Apr-13 17:40:13

I did mine with my 16 yr old.

FriskyMare Sun 21-Apr-13 19:25:09

Have completed for dd15, wears mainly contacts but also has glasses somewhere in her room , can I do another one for ds13 who only wears glasses?

FriskyMare Sun 21-Apr-13 19:34:10

Oops! Have just seen the "once per family" blush

Shesparkles Mon 22-Apr-13 16:36:43

I've done it with my 15year old

Weegiemum Mon 22-Apr-13 18:06:36

Filled in. Dd1 is asking for a "total bollocks" category to replace "strongly disagree" (13 and opinionated!!).

OddBoots Mon 22-Apr-13 19:45:50

Until this survey it hadn't occurred to me that under 18s would wear contacts but then having a friend who now has a glass eye due to contacts related infection has probably just made me put the option out of mind. Than

Tistheseasontobedramatic Mon 22-Apr-13 19:51:10

Done last week but just checking in now smile

LapsedPacifist Mon 22-Apr-13 20:04:56

Done with my 16 year old smile

StillSlightlyCrumpled Mon 22-Apr-13 20:23:05

Done, DS1 is 12. He wears both & has done for a couple of years. Would be interested in the results. smile

PurpleKittyKnitting Mon 22-Apr-13 21:19:49

I did the first part but wasn't able to get to the second bit, any way of finding out if I have to do it all again?

BehindLockNumberNine Mon 22-Apr-13 21:51:52

Just done it with dd (age 10) who came downstairs unable to sleep (had won a medal at athletics tonight and was still buzzing from that)

She felt the questions a bit pro-contacts - her exact words were "Are they trying to get me to try contact lenses by telling me how much better they are?"
I had to agree with her, I too felt it was trying to persuade dc to try contacts by making them think they would be prettier / more accepted / more confident / better able to participate in sports.
It annoyed me a lot bit to be honest.

Tortoise Mon 22-Apr-13 21:57:49

Done with DS1 16.

AgentProvocateur Mon 22-Apr-13 22:02:37

Done with DS who is 17 and 363 days! Is that an old enough teen for you? wink

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Apr-13 08:22:54

PurpleKittyKnitting - sorry I can't see any response in there...could you try it again? There are 3 pages - 1 intro, 1 for you and 1 for your DS/DD to do. Ideally you'll need to do it all in one go so could you copy the link somewhere ( thanks so much.

Lovely agent wink

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Apr-13 08:23:55

And happy birthday to your (not so) LO for tomorrow...

Bluebell99 Tue 23-Apr-13 16:37:56

I'm having problems doing the survey, i completed it up till clicking next for my child to fill in the next page and then I got an error page and now it has gone back to starting from the beginning. I don't really want to fill the whole thing in again sad

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