Prevalence of Adult Vision Impairment and Age-Related Eye Diseases in America

(Based on 2010 U.S. Census populations)

Estimated Number of Cases by Vision Problem Age ≥ 40
Total Population ≥ 40 142,648,393
All Vision Impairment 4,195,966
Blindness 1,288,275
Low Vision 2,907,691
Myopia ≥ 1.0 diopters 34,119,279
Hyperopia ≥ 3.0 diopters 14,186,819
AMD* 2,069,403
Cataract 24,409,978
Diabetic Retinopathy 7,685,237
Glaucoma 2,719,379

* Age-related macular degeneration, age 50 and older