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Data & Statistics

Vision/Eye Health Data & Statistics

The Data and Statistic section provides resources documenting the public health burden of vision loss and eye diseases as well as access and utilization of eye care services in the United States.

Vision Surveillance in the US

Articles on action steps and priorities to strengthen national and state surveillance systems to help assess and monitor disparities in eye health, vision loss, and access to eye care over time and respond to national, state, and local needs.


National Data

A summary of the national data assessing vision loss, eye diseases, and access to eye care.

State Surveillance Data

Assess and monitor the burden of vision loss, eye diseases and access and utilization of eye care services. This site provides the specific data, trend, and maps at the state level.

Data Sources

Major national and state health surveys such as National Health and Nutrition Examination surveys (NHANES), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), and Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System (BRFSS) are used to provide information related to vision loss and eye health.

Diabetes Data and Trends

Diabetes Data and Trends, which includes the National Diabetes Fact Sheet and the National Diabetes Surveillance System, provides resources documenting the public health burden of diabetes and its complications in the United States. The surveillance system also includes county-level estimates of diagnosed diabetes and selected risk factors for all U.S. counties to help target and optimize the resources for diabetes control and prevention.