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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

Common Eye Problems in Children

Since many vision problems begin at an early age, it is very important that children receive proper eye care. Learn about amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), color blindness, myopia (nearsightedness), and other conditions that can affect a child's vision.

Review Date: February 04, 2011

Prevent Blindness America

Do You Have Low Vision? Take This Quiz and Find Out

Taking this online quiz could help you recognize early warning signs of eye disease and make a decision to see your eye care professional as soon as possible for a diagnosis.

Review Date: March 13, 2013

NIH National Eye Institute - NEI

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

Frequently Asked Questions: Strabismus

Strabismus is a term used to describe eyes that are not straight or properly aligned. If not treated, it can cause amblyopia (lazy eye). Find answers to frequently asked questions, including available treatments and resources for support.

Review Date: February 04, 2011

Prevent Blindness America

Locate Services for the Blind or Visually Impaired

This site helps you find different services available for the blind or visually impaired; including facilities, organizations and providers that offer specific services such as counseling, dog training, braille materials, computer training and more.

Review Date: March 24, 2011

American Foundation for the Blind

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