Sunday, June 30, 2013
Vision Disorders More Costly Than Heart Disease, Alzheimer's, Diabetes, and Cancer
"The gradual loss of eyesight can affect more than your quality of life. It can impact your wallet too." That's the start of a USA Today. "According to a study published by Prevent Blindness America, National Opinion Research Center specialists at the University of Chicago determined the nation's annual cost of eye and vision disorders is about $140 billion. That makes it more costly than three of the top seven major chronic illnesses, including heart disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer. Eye problems cost only about $51.4 billion in 2007, meaning a more than $80 billion increase in five years." Read more.