Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System Help

An Overview of VEHSS

CDC’s Vision Health Initiative (VHI) and the non-partisan and objective research organization NORC at the University of Chicago, partnered together to develop the National Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System (VEHSS). VEHSS consolidates and summarizes vision and eye health data sources into publicly available summary data files. VEHSS leverages existing data sources to help health professionals, researchers, policy makers, and patients understand the scope of US vision loss, eye disorders, and eye care services. Future updates will incorporate representative prevalence estimates of major conditions based on statistical modeling using multiple data sources. VEHSS is intended to grow and improve based on the input and needs of the vision health community. For questions or comments, please contact

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