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The Vision Council is committed to educating people about eye health and the significant benefits of appropriate vision care. 

Scheduling an eye exam is the most important thing you can do for your vision. Add a comprehensive eye exam to your health and wellness to-do list this fall and join in celebrating World Sight Day on Oct. 12.

Did you know?

  • Eye exams can provide insight into overall health. Eye doctors can detect conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, lupus, risk of stroke and even some cancers. 
  • Eyecare is accessible. In 2022, more than 178 million exams were conducted by optometrists or ophthalmologists in the United States. In addition to online retailers, there are roughly 48,000 U.S. brick and mortar locations that offer exams and sell eyeglasses or contact lenses.
  • Many people use a form of vision correction. Currently, 197 million U.S. adults use some form of vision correction, so make it a priority to get checked regularly.
  • Children need eye exams, too. Many children don’t complain of vision problems simply because they don’t know what corrected vision looks like. Vision issues can undermine school performance and self-esteem, or result in low motivation or misdiagnosis of a learning disability.

About The Vision Council

The Vision Council brings the power of sight to all through education, government relations, research, and technical standards. Twice a year, The Vision Council and co-owners RX host Vision Expo, a trade-only conference and exhibition for ophthalmic professionals. 

A scene from Vision Expo

Vision Expo West 2023, taking place Sept. 27-30 in Las Vegas, will explore the latest in technology and innovation for the eyecare industry, and will feature a diverse show floor, engaging programming and events, and a world-class education program.

Learn more and register at

Data courtesy of The Vision Council inSights Research Program

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