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PROJECTION MODEL FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED VETERANS IN THE WASHINGTON DC METRO AREA

This projection model provides estimates for legally blind and visually impaired veterans residing in the selected counties of Washington DC Metropolitan area. Included in this report is the methodology used to develop this model below. Note, this model is NOT an actual enumerated list of unique veterans or patients, it is a projection estimate.

RESULTS: LEGALLY BLIND (20/200 up to and including NLP- Washington DC Metropolitan area)

For year 2010, studies estimate that there will be 156,854 legally blind veterans in the US. Among this national total, there will be an estimated 1,796 legally blind veterans in the selected counties in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. The spreadsheet provided below provides estimated future projections for legally blind veterans in this area for years 2015, 2020 & 2025.

COUNTY

STATE

LB2010

LB2015

LB2020

LB2025

Dist. of Columbia

Dist. of Columbia

295.0

269.0

249.5

239.9

Montgomery

Maryland

440.2

410.8

385.7

371.7

Prince George’s

Maryland

390.1

389.6

378.9

368.1

Arlington

Virginia

107.8

104.7

102.2

100.3

Fairfax

Virginia

562.7

594.9

609.6

609.9

TOTAL

1,796

1,769

1,726

1,690

RESULTS: VISUALLY IMPAIRED (20/70 up to and including NLP) – Washington DC Metropolitan area)

For year 2010, studies estimate that there will be 1,160,407 visually impaired veterans in the US. Among this national total, there will be an estimated 13,727 visually impaired veterans in the selected counties in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. The spreadsheet provided below provides future projections for visually impaired veterans in this area for years 2015, 2020 & 2025.

COUNTY

STATE

VI2010

VI2015

VI2020

VI2025

Dist. of Columbia

Dist. of Columbia

2,165.8

1,962.1

1,797.5

1,688.9

Montgomery

Maryland

3,265.5

3,023.8

2,804.5

2,647.2

Prince George’s

Maryland

3,026.3

2,937.4

2,782.1

2,625.0

Arlington

Virginia

821.9

788.9

754.5

721.5

Fairfax

Virginia

4,447.3

4,521.7

4,472.1

4,332.9

TOTAL

13,727

13,234

12,611

12,015

September 24, 2012: The Washington Post gives insight into the four leading causes of vision impairment and blindness.