An estimated 51,593 Americans ages 40-49 are blind. That grows to 86,623 at ages 75-79 and just under 1 million for ages 80+.
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The excess economic burden of visual impairment and blindess of individuals age 40 and older on the individual, caregivers, and other health care payers is an estimated $5.48 billion annually–… [ Get More Details ]
Between 2015 and 2050, the number of people who are legally blind is projected to increase by 21% each decade.