Kline Galland Online Information Center*

Eye Problems/Visual Impairment

Aging and Your Eyes

Source: National institute on aging

Description:

Online factsheet discusses normal changes of aging, and conditions that become more common as we grow older.


American Council of the Blind

Description:

Membership organization of blind and visually impaired people; accessible website offers information and resources.


EyeCare America

Description:

Non-profit organization offers online resources and multiple eye care programs for which individuals may qualify.


EyeSmart

Source: American Academy of Ophthalmologists

Description:

Consumer information on common eye conditions and eye health.


Facts About Diabetic Retinopathy

Source: National Eye Institute

Description:

Information about diabetic eye disease; risk factors, symptoms and treatment.


For Seniors With Vision Loss

Source: American Foundation for the Blind

Description:

Information about common causes of visual impairment in older adults, as well as practical tips and inspiring stories.


Lighting the Way: a Key to Independence

Source: Lighting Research Center

Description:

Online booklet discusses steps to take to improve lighting in the home of seniors and people with disabilities.


National Eye Health Education Program

Source: National Eye Institute

Description:

National Institutes of Health portal for promoting vision care and education.


National Eye Institute

Source: National Institutes of Health

Description:

Information and resources about eye health, eye diseases and visual impairment.


National Federation of the Blind

Description:

Information and advocacy concerning vision loss, that reflects high expectations, promotes self-confidence, and provides inspiration for blind and visually impaired people and their loved ones.


National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Source: National Library of Congress

Description:

Free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.


Senior Site

Source: American Foundation for the Blind

Description:

Information on eye diseases and visual impairment issues faced by older adults.


Video: Helping Elderly Access Free Eye Exam

Source: EyeCare America

Description:

Video to help older adults determine if they are eligible for this service


Video: Living with Diabetic Retinopathy

Source: National Institutes of Health

Description:

Diagnosis and compensatory strategies


Working As a Senior with Vision Loss

Source: American Foundation for the Blind

Description:

Information for older adults whose goal is to continue working, but who are dealing with the challenges of age-related macular degeneration or other vision problems.


* The resources identified here are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute medical or legal advice. Readers are advised to contact their own medical professionals and legal advisors to determine the applicability of the information contained or referenced here to their individual circumstances.