Vision Loss

More than 38 million Americans age 40 and older are blind, visually impaired, or have an age-related eye disease, and adult vision loss costs our economy more than billion a year. With major advances in vision research bringing new prevention and treatments, it is critical that support for research and incentives for innovation remain a priority.

In recent years, the development of low vision devices has grown exponentially. Low vision assisted devices have vastly improved the quality of life for older Americans who are visually impaired. From optical low vision aids to non-optical and innovative electronic devices, new advances in portable and more affordable options continue to help Americans with their everyday activities and overall well-being. You can learn more and explore resources for low vision assistance and rehabilitation through The National Eye Institute’s National Eye Health Education Program.