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Get Your Vision Checked: Quick Guide to Healthy Living

If you are age 65 or older, have your eyes checked every 1–2 years. People with diabetes should have their eyes checked more often.... Details >

National Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

7 Signs and Symptoms Not to Ignore  External Link

You already know that obvious symptoms, such as chest pain and severe abdominal pain, require immediate medical attention. But the not-so-obvious symptoms may leave you wondering whether you need to s... Details >

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research  External Link

Aging and Your Eyes

Also available in: Spanish 

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. ... Details >

National Institute on Aging Information Center

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)  External Link

Learn what to do if you notice crossed or wall eyes persisting in your infant.... Details >

Prevent Blindness America  External Link

Are You the Parents of A Blind Child?   External Link

This document highlights issues related to parenting a blind child and provides advice and support.... Details >

American Council of the Blind  External Link

Buying a Computer  External Link

Here are some guidelines and tips for shopping for a new computer if you are blind or visually impaired. These tips are tailored toward people who will be using assistive technology on their computers... Details >

American Foundation for the Blind  External Link

Car Battery Safety  External Link

Each year, nearly 6,000 motorists suffer serious eye injuries or even blindness because of improperly jump-starting a dead vehicle battery. Learn how to safely jump-start a vehicle and what to do if b... Details >

Sight and Hearing Association  External Link

CareerConnect® - American Foundation for the Blind  External Link

This site provides a free resource for people who want to learn about the range and diversity of jobs performed by adults who are blind or visually impaired throughout the United States and Canada.... Details >

American Foundation for the Blind  External Link

Common Eye Problems in Children  External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

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 (near... Details >

Prevent Blindness America  External Link

Computer Aids  External Link

Learn about devices that make computers more "low vision" friendly. ... Details >

Low Vision Center  External Link

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