Salient Facts About Vision Loss

  • Among adults 40 and older, the National Eye Institute estimates that 4.5 to 5.5 million Americans are blind or visually impaired.
  • Over 2 million Americans 50 and older have AMD, an eye disorder associated with aging that damages the central vision needed for common daily tasks such as driving and reading.
  • Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide in middle and low income countries.
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National and Local Resources

There are numerous resources and devices to help people with low vision. Find resources for advocacy networks, medical information, assistance for the visually impaired, educational resources and more.

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Further Reading & Viewing

Suggested books and films about visual impairment.