The gradual loss of eyesight can affect more than your quality of life. It can impact your wallet too.
According to a study published by Prevent Blindness America, National Opinion Research Center specialists at the University of Chicago determined the nation’s annual cost of eye and vision disorders is about $140 billion. That makes it more costly than three of the top seven major chronic illnesses, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer. Eye problems cost only about $51.4 billion in 2007, meaning a more than $80 billion increase in five years.
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