Globally the major causes of visual impairment are: Uncorrected refractive errors – 43%, unoperated cataract – 33%, glaucoma – 2%.

Hyperopia or farsightedness is a common vision problem affecting about 25% of the population.

An estimated 3.1% of deaths worldwide are directly or indirectly due to cataract, glaucoma, trachoma & onchocerciasis.

Worldwide, up to 70% of childhood blindness is preventable.

About 75% of all people over the age of 65 have some form of Cataracts. Early detection and treatment are the best ways to control cataracts.

2010 – Blindness by Race: 83% White, 11% Black, 3% Hispanic, 3% Other

1.6 million Americans aged 50 years and older have age related macular degeneration.

The global financial cost of childhood blindness is said to be between $6 billion & $27 billion.

80% of all learning takes place visually in the first 12 years of life.

48% of parents in the U.S. with children under 12 have never taken their child to an eye care professional the percentage is much higher in Armenia.

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