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According to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook, there are more than one million visually impaired veterans over the age of 45 in the United States — and within that group, approximately 157,000 are considered legally blind.

While some instances of impaired vision for these veterans may be linked to trauma sustained in battle, much of it may also be connected to age-related vision problems. Many of these vision impairments can be treated and prevented, some with a simple pair of eyeglasses.

Vision care is a cost-effective and critical component of the veteran’s health care program, but many veterans are unaware they are eligible for vision services.

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