Meeting the Eye Health and Vision Care Needs of Canadians: A Workforce Analysis
The future of eye health and vision care in Canada is of concern.
Vision loss is the most feared disability for Canadians (69%).
The prevalence of vision loss in Canada is expected to increase nearly 30% in the next decade.
Vision loss has the highest direct health care costs of any disease.
The financial burden of vision loss is expected to double, reaching $30.3 billion by 2032.
The time to act is now, given that over 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable.