White paper by The Boston Consulting Group & Essilor- summary 2012
30% of children experience vision problems that have a significant impact in terms of long-term health, school performance and emotional/social difficulty.
33% of the world’s working population has uncorrected vision problems that impact producitivity with serious financial implications for the performance of economics worldwide. $269 billion of producitivity is lost worldwide due to uncorrected vision.
Poor vision disproportionately affects elderly people, negatively impacting their experience of a healthy ageing and increasing the burden and cost of medical services. Poor vision limits people’s ability to carry out daily living tasks and multiplies by 7 the risk of falls and hip fractures.
23% of car drivers worldwide have uncorrected vision problems, impacting the safety of drivers , pedestrians and road users.
The impact of poor vision can be significant- resulting in poorer educational performance, reduced employment opportunities, lower economic participation and deteriorating later life health.