U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Aging and Vision

Many people believe that vision loss is a normal part of aging. But it doesn't have to be so. Learn what you can do to reduce your risk of vision loss.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Lighthouse International

Are You at Risk For Glaucoma? (Glaucoma Research Foundation)

People at high risk for glaucoma should get a complete eye exam, including eye dilation, every one or two years. Learn if you are at risk and discuss questions with your eye physician.

Review Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Glaucoma Research Foundation

Exercise and Glaucoma

There is some evidence that a regular aerobic program can help support your glaucoma therapy. Learn what types of exercise are beneficial and what types to avoid.

Review Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Glaucoma Foundation

Free Glaucoma Screening Resources

This page lists organizations that provide free and low cost glaucoma screenings for those who are eligible.

Review Date: Friday, December 07, 2012

Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Screening and Diagnosis

Individuals at high risk for glaucoma should have a dilated pupil eye examination at least every two years. Learn about the tests that eye doctors use to detect glaucoma.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 02, 2015

BrightFocus Foundation

How Do Eye Doctors Check for Glaucoma?

This brief fact sheet describes the tests that eye doctors use to diagnose glaucoma, an eye disease that causes loss of sight by damaging a part of the eye called the optic nerve.

Review Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Prevent Blindness America

Protect Your Vision All Year Round

Learn how nutrition, exercise, and wearing sunglasses can enhance your eye health and reduce your risk of developing some eye conditions.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 02, 2015

BrightFocus Foundation

Vision Test

This document offers several tests to alert you to potential eye problems, such as blurred vision and early macular degeneration plus a survey to help determine your risk for glaucoma. These tests are not a substitute for a complete eye exam by a medical eye doctor.

Review Date: Friday, March 15, 2013

Sight and Hearing Association

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