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Vision Loss Is One Of The Top 10 Disabilities
In The United States According To The CDC,
Yet Few Are Aware Of Its Impact

According to the Center for Disease Control, vision loss is one of the top ten disabilities in the United States. But despite these statistics, it appears as if there is little public awareness of the situation, nor are many of our government officials fully aware of the total extent of this challenge.

Individuals with vision loss often withdraw into their homes, thus creating a veil where the disability is not publicly noticeable. Currently, seven of ten with severe vision loss are unemployed and eighty percent are chronically depressed.In the veteran community, the visually impaired are ten times more likely to commit suicide than any other type of disabled veteran. In 2007, the Center for Disease Control estimated that the costs of vision loss were in excess of $50 billion.

The purpose of the OVLF is to enable those with vision loss to live high quality and productive lives in spite of their vision loss. Public education about the specific challenges of those with vision loss and the research and analysis of the challenges faced by these disabled members of our society are our top priority.

A Closer Look:

• 7 of 10 people with severe vision loss are unemployed

• 80 percent of people with severe vision loss experience chronic depression

• Visually impaired veterans are 10 times more likely to commit suicide than any other type of disabled veteran

• Total cost of vision loss exceeded $50 billion in 2007

• Roughly 21.5 million adult Americans have trouble seeing

• One in three youths under 25 are currently obese and a large percentage will suffer from vision loss

Our Services:

The goals of the Overcome Vision Loss Foundation include:

• Serving as advocates for those with vision loss from any reason

• Targeting causes of preventable or reversible vision loss

• Supporting research on quality of life to speed societal changes in public policy and legislation

• Serving as a primary source of information for all such research

Our Blog

The OVLF Blog keeps up on news and developments involving those dealing with vision loss. Take a look, and if you like, leave a comment...


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Meet The Board

Vast experience from many different viewpoints and backgrounds make up the Overcome Vision Loss Foundation's Board Of Directors.


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