Prevent Blindness Ohio
Nearly 200,000 Ohioans are either blind or visually impaired, and 16% of Ohioans are at risk for losing their sight. But did you know that 50% of vision loss can be prevented? That is why early detection and professional treatment is so important.
Cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration are the leading causes of vision loss in adults. In children, serious disorders include amblyopia (lazy eye) and srabismus (crossed eyes). Eye injuries are another cause of permanent vision loss, although 90% of these injuries can be prevented with proper safety precautions in place.
Vision is critical to conducting our lives on a daily basis. It affects our lives, our ability to access and utilize language skills, our development and learning, our interpersonal communications, our work, and our overall health and quality of life. We often take our vision for granted, which is why Prevent Blindness Ohio has been working since 1957 to educate Ohioans about how to protect their vision through programs that work to prevent blindness and preserve sight.
Prevent Blindness Ohio is an affiliate of Prevent Blindness America. PBO serves all 88 Ohio counties and impacts the lives of more than 800,000 Ohioans each year.
For more information, visit www.preventblindness.org/ohio.