The number of Americans with low vision is increasing and becoming a growing public health concern
An artistic picture with a womans eye and half her face overlaid with white scribbled drawings of starsA new report from The Vision Council highlights the increasing number of Americans living with visual impairment and how this affects their lives.

Today, over 39 million people in America have severe vision impairments. Over the next 15 years, that number is expected to increase to 63 million.

The report states that “It is estimated that these impairments cost $68 billion annually in direct health care costs, lost productivity and diminished quality of life.” Vision loss is also the number one cause of age-related disability.

To read the synopsis of this report, visit this link. For the full report, visit this link to The Vision Council’s report.

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New Report Spotlights Low Vision as Growing Public Health Issue
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