Eye health and sight loss stats and facts

An optometrist conducing an eye examination

The documents on this page are an update on the most important messages we use about eye health, people at risk of sight loss and blind and partially sighted people. 

The statements presented can be used to support a wide range of communications. These are our evidence-based messages about the eye health needs of the nation, how many people with sight loss need support and what impact sight loss has on everyday life.

The information reflects the most recent evidence. It should be used to update any older versions of these statistics or messages that are in use. If you have any questions about how to use any of these facts or stats in your work, please contact us at [email protected].

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