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In an era where healthcare coverage and costs are at the forefront of public debate and concern, it is vital to understand the magnitude of the economic burden of disease. This is especially true for eye disorders and vision loss, as these conditions often lead to chronic, life-long direct and indirect costs, which are likely to continue to increase with an aging population and quickly growing healthcare expenses.

The Cost of Vision Problems

The impact of chronic health problems is hard to put into words, so we put it into numbers…

Economic Burden by State

The economic burden of eye disorders and vision loss by state and age

The Cost of Vision Problems

$139 billion in direct and indirect costs

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Direct and Indirect Costs

Direct costs are $66.8 billion
Indirect costs are $72.2 billion

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Medical Costs by Disorder

The cost of eye disorders and vision loss
to the U.S. is $450 per person.

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