Are Americans really seeing the problem? [Infographic]

(BPT) – An astounding 41 percent of people in the U.S. are not aware that most cases of visual impairment around the world can be prevented or treated according to a survey conducted by Orbis, a global non-governmental organization that works to eliminate avoidable blindness. In addition, alarmingly, the survey revealed that the majority of adults in the U.S. underestimate the prevalence of global visual impairment with less than one quarter of Americans (23 percent) aware that there are 285 million people living in the world today who are visually impaired.

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