Blindness defined

Blindness as defined by the U.S. definition is the best-corrected visual acuity of 6/60 or worse (=20/200) in the better-seeing eye. Blindness is defined by U.S. definition 20/200 best-corrected visual acuity in the better-seeing eye and the World Health Organization standard of < 20/400.

2010 U.S. age-specific prevalence rates for blindness by age and race/ethnicity

2010 U.S. prevalence rates of blindness by race and age

2010 prevalence rates of blindness by race

Prevalence of blindness by race in 2010

2010 U.S. prevalent cases of blindness (in thousands) by race/ethnicity

Pie chart showing percent of cases of blindness by race.

2010 U.S. prevalent cases of blindness by gender

Pie chart showing portion of blind population that was male and female in 2010.

Projections for blindness (2010-2030-2050)

Projection for number of people who will be blind in 2010, 2030, and 2050 by race/ethnicity
Projection for number of people who will be blind in 2010, 2030, and 2050 by race

Changes of cases between 2000 and 2010

Cases of blindness (in thousands) in 2000 and 2010

2000 U.S. prevalent cases of blindness by race/ethnicity

Pie chart showing U.S. prevalent cases of blindness by race in 2000

2000 U.S. prevalent cases of blindness by gender

Pie chart showing prevalence of blindness by gender in the US in 2000
Last updated: July 17, 2019