Impact

A broad spectrum of immeasurable loss is experienced by every individual stricken with blindness or significant sight loss due to accident, disease and genetics.

20 Impacts of Vision Loss

A corollary to the frightful physical and psychological losses experienced, is the significant loss in productivity and the resulting economic burden to society. Technological innovations are now sufficiently advanced to enable many individuals with substantial sight loss (loss sufficient to be deemed “legally blind”) to see what their own eyes cannot. Many of the devices resulting from these technological advances are neither affordable nor designated as ‘approved devices’ under government sponsored assistive devices insurance programs and are therefore unattainable to some.