Vision Problems in Ohio: Prevalence of Age-Related Eye Disease in Ohio

A recent national survey indicated that glaucoma and AMD affect nearly twice as many Ohioans as previous national estimates. Vision problems disproportionately affect certain racial and ethnic groups, with African Americans four times more likely to have glaucoma than Caucasians, and Caucasians more likely than other racial groups to develop AMD.

Smoking and eye injuries also increase the likelihood of age-related eye disease, and data indicates that vision loss is directly related to increased incidence of depression and poor health image.  Awareness of the value of preventive eye care, cost and a lack of insurance are significant barriers to the treatment and prevention of eye disease. Less than half of eligible Ohioans are aware that Medicare will cover medical eye care expenses.

2014 Vision Problems in Ohio Report



Vision Problems in Ohio Archives

The 2008 Vision Problems in Ohio Report


Statewide Data


Methods and Sources


County Data

Counties A-G

Adams Allen Ashland
Ashtabula Athens Auglaize
Belmont Brown Butler
Carroll Champaign Clark
Clermont Clinton Columbiana
Coshocton Crawford Cuyahoga
Darke Defiance Delaware
Erie Fairfield Fayette
Franklin Fulton Gallia
Geauga Greene Guernsey

Counties H-M

Hamilton Hancock Hardin
Harrison Henry Highland
Hocking Holmes Huron
Jackson Jefferson Knox
Lake Lawrence Licking
Logan Lorain Lucas
Madison Mahoning Marion
Medina Meigs Mercer
Miami Monroe Montgomery
Morgan Morrow Muskingum

Counties N-Z

Noble Ottawa Paulding
Perry Pickaway Pike
Portage Preble Putnam
Richland Ross Sandusky
Scioto Seneca Shelby
Stark Summit Trumbull
Tuscarawas Union Van Wert
Vinton Warren Washington
Wayne Williams Wood