Silver Book Fact

Among those 65 and over, 18% are affected by vision trouble; 15 % of men and 19% of women.  Among those 85 and over, 28% report having trouble seeing.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, DC: US Government Priting Office; 2010. https://agingstats.gov/docs/PastReports/2010/OA2010.pdf

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Publisher
US Government Priting Office
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Medicare beneficiaries with vision loss from glaucoma are significantly more likely to be placed in a nursing home and to develop depression, 67% more likely to fracture a femur, and…  
  • Estimated Specific Prevalence Rates for Open-Angle Glaucoma  
  • Proportion of People with Diabetes with Diabetic Retinopathy of Any Severity, by Country
    Map figures are for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.  
  • Low vision or blindness affects 1 in 28 Americans over the age of 40– 3.3 million Americans.  
  • An association with vision loss and vehicular crashes has been shown in older adult drivers.