Prevent Blindness America’s new Cost of Vision Problems report was released yesterday and the numbers are staggering. In Texas alone, $4.9 BILLION are spent annually on eye and vision problems and $139 billion are spent annually across the U.S.
“It is important that people understand that eye disease is among the most expensive conditions in our country, with over half the cost currently being assumed by aging patients and their families,” said Debbie Goss, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness Texas.
|Prevent Blindness America's Director of Government Affairs Ali Manson|
|and Prevent Blindness Texas Board member Kathleen Murphy|
|with Debbie Goss and Monica Saenz outside of Senator Ted Cruz's office|
The event Eyes on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, June 19th is hosted by Prevent Blindness America and gives voice to vision and you can make your voice heard today! Join Eyes on America and simply email, call, tweet or visit your local lawmakers to make a difference! You can send an email directly from this website, find your local officials number here, or find their Twitter handle here.
In addition to Eyes on Capitol Hill and Eyes on America, Prevent Blindness America also hosted the 2nd annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on Tuesday, June 18th where they announced the new Cost of Vision Problems report and hosted speakers.