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 you will be directed to the Eye Care America website.
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:
Additional information on a number of eye conditions can be found at http://www.geteyesmart.com.