Report Calls for Bold Action to End Correctable Vision Impairments by 2030

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently issued a report documenting the importance of eye health and challenging the country to invest in ending preventable vision impairments by 2030.

Sponsored by leading vision and general health organizations such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the study posits that “(u)ncorrectable vision impairment could double by 2050 due, in part, to the aging population unless efforts are made to slow the progression and severity of many common age-related eye diseases and conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma.”

The committee’s recommendations include prioritizing visual health as a vital component of population health, promoting clinical practice and payment policies to support eye health for all Americans, and setting national goals to “eliminate correctable and avoidable vision impairment by 2030.”

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