Vision health poses serious challenges to people living in the United States.

Vision health poses serious challenges to people living in the United States.

2 OUT OF EVERY 3 PEOPLE OVER AGE 40 EXPERIENCE VISION CONDITIONS

That’s about 90 million Americans.

ONLY HALF OF THE 61 MILLION ADULTS AT RISK VISITED AN EYE DOCTOR IN THE LAST YEAR

Left untreated, conditions such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and thyroid eye disease can progress into serious vision impairment—even blindness.

MAJOR VISION PROBLEMS COST THE UNITED STATES $139 BILLION EACH YEAR

Diminished vision threatens families, workplaces and communities across the country.

People with vision conditions face significant barriers to access.

Inadequate or siloed insurance coverage can impede preventive care like eye exams and prescription lenses. Health plans’ utilization management or formulary design can put treatment out of patients’ reach. And shortsighted health technology assessments can dampen the drive for innovative vision treatments.

People with vision conditions deserve better.

That simple fact drives the Vision Health Advocacy Coalition to advocate for a patient-centered health care system that offers:

  • More accessible treatments
  • Disease prevention strategies
  • Assistive technologies and
  • The treatment that’s right for each individual patient

People with vision conditions deserve better.

That simple fact drives the Vision Health Advocacy Coalition to advocate for a patient-centered health care system that offers:

  • More accessible treatments
  • Disease prevention strategies
  • Assistive technologies and
  • The treatment that’s right for each individual patient

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