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Vision Impairment

Large US Survey Reveals Social Disparities in Visual Impairment

Minority status and lower income correlated with higher rates of severe loss. Researchers advocate for public health initiatives and outreach programs aimed at high-risk groups.
November 8, 2022

Food Insecurity Linked to Visual Impairment

The relationship is especially prevalent among minority populations and may be “bidirectional” in nature, with each affecting the other.
October 12, 2022

Huge Swings in Visual Impairment Rates Documented in County-by-County Analysis

Cases of acuity loss or blindness correlated with a relative dearth of eyecare providers and were especially prevalent in populations with a higher rate of poverty.
July 12, 2022

Sensory Impairment May Lower Patients’ Motivation to Maintain Their Health

A recent study found that Medicare beneficiaries with vision and/or hearing issues were less likely to confidently know how to manage their condition.
May 24, 2022