BHIA is a online website dedicated to helping you protect your vision. Find the information you need to take an active role in managing your eye care, eye safety, and eye diseases.
Learn more about eye safety, vision correction, disease risk factors, andtreatment options.
ASTOUNDING EYE FACTS
1. In the United States, an estimated 80 million Americans have potentially blinding eye diseases, and 1.1 million people are legally blind.
2. Common eye diseases that can lead to vision loss are glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.
3. Approximately 12 million people have some degree of visual impairment that cannot be corrected by glasses, and more than 100 million people need corrective lenses to see properly.
4. In 1995, the economic impact of visual disorders and disabilities was approximately $38.4 billion $22.3 billion in direct costs and another $16.1 billion in indirect costs each year.
Protect Your Vision
Learn more about prevention, safety, and such diseases as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Eye Specialists.
For People With Healthy Eyes
Did you know you could have hidden vision problems?
More than 3 million people have glaucoma, but only half of them know it.
Your eye-care provider can test you for eye diseases that have no symptoms.
Early treatment may prevent serious vision problems.
For People With Eye Disease
Learn more about eye disease and protecting your vision.