Over Half of US Adults Lack 20/20 Vision

Half of all American adults don’t have the 20/20 vision physicians consider optimal. They are nearsighted, farsighted, or have an irregular corneal curve known as astigmatism.

A study revealed that such common eye-focus problems – collectively known as “refractive errors” – affect young, middle-aged and older adults of all races. Corrective care for such problems amounts to an estimated $3.8 billion to $7.2 billion annually, the researchers said.

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