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EYE HEALTH RESOURCES FOR CONSUMERS

Eye Health Conditions and Diseases

By age 65, one in three Americans has some form of vision-impairing eye disease. Most do not know it because there are often no warning symptoms or they assume that poor sight is a natural part of growing older.

In many cases blindness is preventable. By clicking on any of the eye topics listed below you will be directed to the Eye Care America website. Medem was founded by the AMA and several national medical societies to provide health information to physicians and patients.

FOR TEACHERS
The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Museum of Vision has created an entire curriculum to teach children about the fascinating and spectacular science of vision. The free teacher workbooks focus on the human eye, the differences between human and animal vision, and how the brain processes images like optical illusions and 3D. The guides are filled with discussion points and fun interactive activities. The guides provide curriculum and educational activities suitable for children age 10 to 14.

Additional information can also be found at http://www.geteyesmart.com.

Bell's Palsy
Cataract Surgery
Contact Lenses
Corneal Transplants
Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes and LASIK Surgery

Diabetes Affects On Your Eyes
Eye Exams
Eyelid and Orbital Tumors
LASIK
Low Vision
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
Refractive Errors
Retina
Retinoblastoma
Strabismus
Uveitis
When An Eye Injury Occurs

EyeCare America, the public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, contains articles reviewed by certified ophthalmologists Information on eye diseases and conditions, eye exams, and eye safety can be found here.

Founded in 1985, EyeCare America has worked to prevent avoidable blindness by providing free eye health educational materials and access to medical eye care. Also, information on EyeCare America’s low-cost or no-cost vision programs can be found about the following:

Seniors EyeCare
Glaucoma EyeCare
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) EyeCare
Diabetes EyeCare
Children's EyeCare
Medication Assistance

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