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Blindness can affect anyone, any time.

Visual impairment can severely affect a person’s quality of life and his/her ability to interact with the environment. The visually impaired can face a multitude of challenges, but they are not incapable of freedom and independence.
To get more information about becoming a member of the Blind Center of Nevada and joining our family, or if you have questions about local resources available to people who are blind, please contact:

Theresa Davis
Member Services Manager
Phone: (702) 624-5686
Email: theresa@BlindCenter.org

  • 285 million people are visually impaired, as of 2010
  • A person goes blind every five seconds globally
  • Uncorrected refractive errors (far and nearsightedness) cause approximately 120 million cases of blindness
  • Around 1.4 million children are blind
  • Approximately 2% use guide dogs
  • Cataracts are the leading cause of visual impairment
  • Blindness can be genetic, inherited, caused by an illness such as diabetes or cataracts, or caused by an accident


Are Over 50
An estimated 82% of the blind are over 50 years old.
Are in working years
28% of people with moderate to severe visual impairment are in their working years.
Is treatable
Up to 80% of visual impairment and blindness in adults is treatable or preventable