Assisting the Sight Impaired
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An informative article from All About Vision provides useful information and advice for dealing with age-related vision loss.
Useful article provided by Caring.com offers advice on how to help older adults identify aids and tools for dealing with low vision on a daily basis.
Lighthouse International’s VisionConnection provides information and the option to view comparative simulations of some of the most common vision conditions.
The National Eye Institute offers a wealth of information to help patients and their families learn about age-related macular degeneration.
The Glaucoma Research Foundation provides all sorts of helpful information about glaucoma, including an overview of the disease, risk factors, tests, and other useful facts.
This comprehensive overview of the symptoms, causes and treatments of cataracts is available courtesy of the Mayo Clinic.
The American Optometric Association outlines detailed information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
Downloadable form offers 10 helpful tips for those who care for people with low vision, courtesy of the owner of Magnifiers and More.
VisionAware.org is a self-help resource center for vision loss Web site that provides free, practical, hands-on information to enhance quality of life and independence for adults with vision loss, their families and friends, caregivers and related professionals.
Vision World Wide, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the vision impaired through direct interaction and indirectly through the caregiving community, provides valuable information, education, guidance, support and consumer protection to the visually impaired as well as the many professionals who serve them.
The Eye Digest, published by the University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary and available to read on agingeye.com, offers this article about common myths surrounding vision and wearing eyeglasses.