Discussing the incidence and prevalence of visual impairment, low vision and blindness in the United States

Past Event Date: 


Dr. Tiffany Chan, O.D.


Donald Fletcher

Meeting room: 

Room 204 - Main Conference Room

Event Type: 

Question: What is the projected prevalence and incidence of low vision (LV) and blindness from 2017 to 2050?

Findings:  The number of new cases of low vision and blindness each year, estimated by the annual incidence,

                       more than doubles from 2017 to 2050.

Meaning: Regarding health care delivery, prevalence and incidence rates show a significant increase in the need

                       for low vision rehabilitation services due to the aging of the population.