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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

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Twenty-First Century Agenda on Aging and Vision Loss

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To raise awareness, facilitate increased and improved services, and protect and promote the rights of seniors with vision loss to lives of enjoyment, inclusion, and independence, AFB has joined with other advocates in a renewed 21st Century Agenda on Aging and Vision Loss.

According to the National Health Interview Survey, in 2014, of all the civilian, non-institutionalized adults ages 65 and up in the U.S, 6.1 million (or 13.5%) experienced vision loss, and 350,000 (or 0.8%) were blind. For the population ages 85 and up, 22.3% had vision loss and 2.3% were blind. Although we need better data, we can certainly tell from the stories and experiences of seniors that older adults with vision loss are frequently overlooked and underserved.

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