New Study Details Economic Burden of Vision Loss

According to a new study just published in the journal Ophthalmology, the economic burden of vision loss and eye disorders among the U.S. population younger than 40 years of age was $27.5 billion in 2012 (this represents $5.9 billion for children and $21.6 billion for adults aged 18-39).  http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(13)00114-0/abstract

Prevent Blindness America plans to release a comprehensive online report detailing the burden of vision problems across the full age spectrum at its upcoming “Focus on Eye Health” National Summit on Tuesday, June 18.  Find out more about the Summit at www.preventblindness.org/eyesummit.