Online Information Center

Eye Problems/Visual Impairment

Aging and Your Eyes

Source: National institute on aging

Description:

Online factsheet discusses normal changes of aging, and conditions that become more common as we grow older.


American Council of the Blind

Description:

Membership organization of blind and visually impaired people; accessible website offers information and resources.


EyeCare America

Description:

Non-profit organization offers online resources and multiple eye care programs for which individuals may qualify.


EyeSmart

Source: American Academy of Ophthalmologists

Description:

Consumer information on common eye conditions and eye health.


Facts About Diabetic Retinopathy

Source: National Eye Institute

Description:

Information about diabetic eye disease; risk factors, symptoms and treatment.


Lighting the Way: a Key to Independence

Source: Lighting Research Center

Description:

Online booklet discusses steps to take to improve lighting in the home of seniors and people with disabilities.


National Eye Health Education Program

Source: National Eye Institute

Description:

National Institutes of Health portal for promoting vision care and education.


National Eye Institute

Source: National Institutes of Health

Description:

Information and resources about eye health, eye diseases and visual impairment.


National Federation of the Blind

Description:

Information and advocacy concerning vision loss, that reflects high expectations, promotes self-confidence, and provides inspiration for blind and visually impaired people and their loved ones.


National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Source: National Library of Congress

Description:

Free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.


Senior Site

Source: American Foundation for the Blind

Description:

Information on eye diseases and visual impairment issues faced by older adults.


Video: Helping Elderly Access Free Eye Exam

Source: EyeCare America

Description:

Video to help older adults determine if they are eligible for this service


Video: Living with Diabetic Retinopathy

Source: National Institutes of Health

Description:

Diagnosis and compensatory strategies