Vision-Related Diseases Costing $139 Billion Each Year


Vision-related diseases are costing insurance companies, the U.S. government and patients approximately $139 billion each year, according to researchers from the University of Chicago, the authors of a new report – “Cost of Vision Problems: The Economic Burden of Vision Loss and Eye Disorders in the United States” – which was commissioned by Prevent Blindness America (PBA). The authors added that because healthcare costs are still rising and Americans will continue enjoying longer lifespans, the financial burden is set to grow even more… (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)