What percentage of the US population wears glasses?
Most estimates of eye disease prevalence increase with age. The heaviest burden of age-related eye disease was in those 80 years of age or older who had one-third of all cases of cataract, open-angle glaucoma, and early AMD and two-thirds of persons with late AMD.
Here’s why so many people need glasses In the US, over 40 percent of the population needs glasses; estimates suggest that one-third of the world’s population will be nearsighted by the end of the decade.
How many people in the United States wear prescription glasses?
According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75% of adults use some sort of vision correction. About 64% of them wear eyeglasses, and about 11% wear contact lenses, either exclusively, or with glasses. Over half of all women and about 42% of men wear glasses.