NIH Projections: Double by 2050

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By the year 2050, the National Institute of Health’s National Eye Institute projects that the number of adults over the age of 65 living with some form vision loss will double. This means that for every one person A3 serves today there will soon be the opportunity to empower two.

This change is driven in part by a demographic shift in the nation lead currently by the baby boomer generation that will continue as America’s population as a whole ages.

By 2050 5.4 million Americans will be diagnosed with some degree of age-related macular degeneration compared to about 2.1 million in 2010. NIH has projected individuals living with Glaucoma to increase from 2.7 million to 6.3 million. Similarly the number of people living with cataracts and diabetic retinopathy will increase from 24.4 million to 50 million and from 7.7 t 14.6 million, respectively.

At A3 we recognize that these people are people–not statistics. We are extremely proud that we personalize our services to each person’s need. “One size fits all” does not work for our clients.

If you want more information about the NEI’s projections we encourage you to visit their website, a great resource and information hub at

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