QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Who Have Difficulty Seeing Even When Wearing Glasses by Poverty Status

In 2018, 14.9% of adults aged 18 years or older had some difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses, and 1.6% had a lot of difficulty or could not see at all.

The percentage of adults who had some difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses decreased as income increased, from 19.3% among those with income below the poverty threshold to 11.3% among those with income more than 400% of the poverty threshold.

The percentage of adults who had a lot of difficulty or could not see at all also decreased as income increased, from 4.2% among those with income below the poverty threshold to 0.8% among those with income more than 400% of the poverty threshold.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

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