Status: Baseline only
Most Recent Data:
4.3 percent (2017)
4.3 percent of adults 18 years and over with visual impairment used vision rehabilitation services in 2017 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Increase the use of vision rehabilitation services by persons with visual impairment
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
People with low vision have trouble doing everyday activities even while wearing glasses or contact lenses. Vision rehabilitation can help people learn to live with vision loss, but many people who have low vision don’t use these services. People with low vision who get counseling about vision rehab are more likely to use these services.
Workgroup: Vision Workgroup