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By Dr. James Lehmann, For the Express-News

No person should live with vision impairment that could be avoided or treated, and every person with chronic vision impairment should have access to health services that minimize the impact of vision loss on their overall health and quality of life.

While it is obvious that restoring a person’s vision will improve their life, many may not realize there is a ripple effect on the family, community and economy. The economic and social costs of vision impairment create obstacles for children to succeed in school, unemployment for adults, higher mortality rates, and the need for more care as a person with visual impairment ages.