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Facts on Vision

How many of us suffer from poor vision health? See here.

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Nearly 20 million Americans—8 percent of the population—are visually impaired.1

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About 61 million American adults are at “high risk for vision loss,” yet only half have had an eye exam in the past year.2

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Fewer than 15 percent of preschoolers get an eye exam; fewer than 22 percent have their vision screened.3

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Two out of three children lose their vision because of amblyopia (lazy eye).4

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Low vision and blindness cases are expected to double in the next 30 years.5

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Cataract is the leading cause of blindness worldwide and the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. About 20.5 million Americans over 40 have cataract in one or both eyes.6

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About three percent of children under 18 are visually impaired or blind.7