Frequently Asked Questions

SHARING VIEWS is an online community comprised of adults willing to share their opinions about a variety of topics. This online community seeks to understand the impact of today's lives on eyesight and provide a place for members of the community to interact, share ideas, and give opinions on vision concerns, issues and expectations. We are excited to hear what you have to say about your eyesight, your experience with glasses, contact lenses, digital device usages and visual fatigue, as well as what is important to you when purchasing glasses.

SHARING VIEWS is developed by Harris Interactive and powered by Toluna. Both are members of ITWP

It's easy to join the SHARING VIEWS community. There are two steps to join:
(1) Complete an initial survey that asks about your level of concern with visual needs and also some demographic questions to help us classify your answers. Once this survey has been completed you may become eligible to participate.

(2)The final step to become a community member is to provide us with your extended profile details and for those who wear glasses and/or contacts, to provide your latest eye prescription details.

Once you complete the first step, watch your email for the link to take the second survey.

No. Participation is free. In fact, you will have the opportunity to earn rewards for your participating in our surveys.

SHARING VIEWS is currently for United States residents only.

If you have forgotten your password, go to the Home page on this website; click on the "Forgot password?" link and enter your email address to request a new password.

Alternatively, you can submit a request via the Contact Us form, please select "Forgotten password"

For each study, you will receive an invitation by email to participate. All of our surveys are conducted online. All you need to do is click on the link, or copy and paste the website address into your browser window. You may also check for available surveys on the community website once you have logged in. Then, simply follow the instructions on the screen to complete the survey.

On average, you will be sent a survey invitation about once or twice per month. There will also be polls posted to the site every week or two, as well as occasional discussion forums for you to participate in. Sign into the website often and participate in surveys, polls and forums to get the most out of the community.

You are welcome to take part in as many surveys, polls and discussion forums as you like.

On average, our surveys are approximately 10-15 minutes; however, some can be as short as 5 minutes and others can be longer than 15 minutes. All surveys and activities are completely voluntary and we let you know the approximate length of the survey in the invitation so you can plan accordingly. As well, surveys can be stopped and restarted later. The survey will pick up where you left off.

Yes, community members can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the website. Alternatively, members can submit a request via the Contact Us form or send an email to with the word "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

As a member of the SHARING VIEWS community, you may receive different types of compensation depending on the type of research you participate in. For most surveys and activities, you will be awarded points that can be redeemed for electronic gift certificates after you have reached the minimum redemption level. Our invitation for each survey or other activity will state the compensation.

Some of our activities allow you to earn points for participating.
You can see your points and account balance on the "My Rewards" page and can select to redeem them for a variety of gift cards from there.
To redeem your points, simply select the "Redeem" button found on the "My Rewards" page. Click here to view the full Terms & Conditions.

There is no limit to the number of points you can earn.

No, there isn't any expiration date as long as you are an active member of SHARING VIEWS. When you unsubscribe from the community, you will forfeit any points in your account.