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Statistics about Vision Impairment

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Vision Impairment:

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Prevalance of Vision Impairment: 2.4 million Americans

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 113 or 0.88% or 2.4 million people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Vision Impairment: There are approximately three million Americans who suffer from visual conditions that are not correctable by standard glasses or contact lenses. (Source: excerpt from Age-Related Macular Degeneration Status of Research: NEI)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Vision Impairment. The term 'prevalence' of Vision Impairment usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Vision Impairment at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Vision Impairment refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Vision Impairment diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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