Vision Loss in Canada
According to the CNIB, an estimated 1.5 million Canadians identify themselves as having a sight loss, and an estimated 5.59 million more have an eye disease that could cause sight loss. In Ontario alone, there are 681,000 people with vision loss or partial sight.
The prevalence of vision loss in Canada is expected to increase nearly 30 percent in the next decade.
The Aging Population
The population of Canadians 65 years and older is expected to double in the next 25 years.
People over the age of 60 with vision loss are three times more likely than those with good vision to experience clinical depression.