Status: Baseline only
Reduce blindness and visual impairment in children and adolescents
Baseline: 38.0 per 1,000 children and adolescents aged 17 years and under were blind or visually impaired in 2018
Target: 30.4 per 1,000 children and adolescents
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Many children and adolescents have vision loss or other vision problems. If untreated, these problems can make it harder for children to learn, work, and do daily activities for the rest of their lives. Strategies like providing vision screenings, making sure children who need prescription glasses wear them, and encouraging children to wear eye protection during recreational activities may help reduce blindness and vision loss.
Workgroup: Vision Workgroup