The Cost Of Visual Disorders In The US Economy
Millions of peoples suffer some form of visual impairment as they age, from moderate to severe. Eye diseases become more common as people age. Among the more common visual disturbances experienced by older citizens include:
A 2004 study analyzing the financial impact of eye diseases suggest that the U.S. spends more than 16 billion dollars in direct medical costs associated with visual disturbances every year and another $11 billion in direct costs associated with medical care. The costs associated with losses in productivity in the workplace average about $8 billion.