Key Facts About Blindness and Vision Impairment (infographic)

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Some numbers and facts about vision loss from World Health Organization and Vision Atlas.

1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment globally.

With regards to distance vision:

  • 188.5 million people have mild vision impairment
  • 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment
  • 36 million people are blind

With regards to distance vision:

  • 826 million people live with a near vision impairment

Most visually impaired people are 50 years of age and older.

80% of all vision impairment is considered avoidable.

Top 5 leading causes of visual impairment are:

  • Uncorrected Refractive Error: 48.99%
  • Cataract: 25.81%
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 4.10%
  • Glaucoma: 2.78%
  • Corneal Opacity: 1.65%


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