Facts on Vision
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Vision and eye health problems are
the second most prevalent and chronic
health care issue in the United States,
affecting more than 120 million people.
Approximately 61 percent of
Americans—about 172 million
people—require some form of
Nearly one in four American school-age
children wears eyeglasses.
About 10 percent of American children
younger than age 12 need vision correction.
According to a study conducted by Prevent
Blindness America, about 11.5 percent of U.S.
high school students (1.6 million) may have
undiagnosed or untreated vision problems.
A Georgetown University Medical Center Study
concluded that approximately 1,000,000 new
blindness cases each year are curable or
preventable through detection and treatment,
leading to an estimated annual savings to the
federal budget of over $1 billion.
Cataracts are the primary reason for
self-reported vision impairment and the
third leading cause of preventable blindness
in the United States.