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Vision Impairment

Aging and Your Eyes

Age can bring changes that affect your eyesight. But regular eye exams can help. With early detection, many eye problems can be treated and your risk of vision loss reduced.

Review Date: May 02, 2012

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Do You Have Low Vision? Take This Quiz and Find Out

Taking this online quiz could help you recognize early warning signs of eye disease and make a decision to see your eye care professional as soon as possible for a diagnosis.

Review Date: March 13, 2013

NIH National Eye Institute - NEI

Eye Problems in Adults & Children

Prevent Blindness America is committed to providing help and hope to Americans of all ages as they strive to maintain healthy vision for a lifetime. Taking care of your eyes and learning about your health is a first step to preventing vision loss from common eye problems.

Review Date: December 29, 2014

Prevent Blindness America

Facts About Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging and are very common in older people. This article describes how to protect your vision, as well as the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for cataracts.

Review Date: March 13, 2012

NIH National Eye Institute - NEI

Frequently Asked Questions: Strabismus

Strabismus is a term used to describe eyes that are not straight or properly aligned. If not treated, it can cause amblyopia (lazy eye). Find answers to frequently asked questions, including available treatments and resources for support.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

Prevent Blindness America

Locate Services for the Blind or Visually Impaired

This site helps you find different services available for the blind or visually impaired; including facilities, organizations and providers that offer specific services such as counseling, dog training, braille materials, computer training and more.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

American Foundation for the Blind

Low Vision

By making better use of their remaining vision, people can continue to enjoy doing important daily activities. View video testimonies and read personal stories about how available resources have helped individuals continue to live independently.

Review Date: March 13, 2012

NIH National Eye Institute - NEI

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