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Research Report: Estimated Number of Persons Eligible for Vision Rehabilitation Services Under Expanded Medicare
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It has been well documented by researchers that the incidence of visual impairment (both blindness and low vision) increases as people age (see, for example, Congdon et al., 2004; Crews, 1994; Lighthouse International, 2001; Rubin, 2000) and that these physical declines can adversely affect an individual's ability to perform activities that facilitate independent living (Alliance for Aging Research, 1999; Crews & Campbell, 2001, 2004; Higgins & Bailey, 2000; Tielsch, 2000).
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