U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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

Computer Aids

Learn about devices that make computers more "low vision" friendly.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

Low Vision Center

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

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

Transportation Search: Resources for Individuals with Vision Impairment

Search this national database of alternative transportation services in the United States for the vision-impaired.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

MD (Macular Degeneration) Support