Silver Book Fact

Individuals who are visually impaired are less likely to be employed–44% are employed compared to 85% of adults with normal vision.

Rein D, Zhang P, Wirth K, Lee P, et al. The Economic Burden of Major Adult Visual Disorders in the United States. Arch Opthalmol. 2006; 124(12): 1754-60. http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/124/12/1754

Reference

Title
The Economic Burden of Major Adult Visual Disorders in the United States
Publication
Arch Opthalmol
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Rein D, Zhang P, Wirth K, Lee P, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 124, Issue 12
Pages
1754-60
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • An estimated 4,195,966 Americans age 40 and older have vision impairment and blindness—1,288,275 are blind and 2,907,691 have vision impairment.  
  • Vision conditions or problems cause activity limitations in 8.3% of Americans age 85 and older.  
  • Global DR Prevalence
    DR affects more than 126 million people around the world— 37 million with vision-threatening DR.  
  • Close to 2.3 million Americans age 40 and older have glaucoma–1.9% of the 40 and older population.  
  • Every year, 200,000 Americans develop advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).