The Big Data Project Phase I report provides county-level data on the rate of blindness and low vision among people aged 65 years and older. These briefings also elucidate the rate of chronic conditions, quality of life, and disability among older people with and without blindness & low vision. The data sets included in the project are the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and the American Community Survey (ACS). The report was shared with the Palmetto Vision Alliance on March 22, 2023.
Spearheaded by VisionServe Alliance and The Ohio State University College of Optometry, this Big Data Project report is the only study providing comprehensive descriptions of older people with vision impairment at the county level in South Carolina in one document.
Policymakers and advocates can use the Big Data Project briefings to develop programs to improve the lives and independence of older people with vision loss. Report data provides a powerful tool for agency and organizational leadership – and their development and marketing teams – to quantify the state and local need and strengthen their funding outreach via powerful statistics and current, needs-based data.
The South Carolina Report is made possible by Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired SC, Lions Vision Services, South Carolina Commission for the Blind, and The Vision Institute.
Read the full report online at https://lionsvisionservices.org/publications/.
Read all currently available Phase I reports, including South Carolina, at the VisionServe Alliance website at https://visionservealliance.org/reports/.
Learn more about the Palmetto Vision Alliance at https://lionsvisionservices.org/palmettovisionalliance/.