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National Non-profit Offers Free Eye Health Brochures to Individuals and Organizations

March 25, 2008 - San Francisco, CA –Interested in learning more about eye-related health conditions such as cataracts, dry eye or macular degeneration? Or are you in need of information on procedures like corneal transplants or LASIK? If you're looking for accurate and up-to-date eye care information, your search may be just a click away.

EyeCare America, a national non-profit organization that works to preserve eye sight by raising awareness about eye disease and providing access to medical eye care at no cost to the patient, now offers a variety of free eye health brochures to groups, organizations and individuals. Those interested can visit www.eyecareamerica.org and click on the “Get Some Brochures” link to view and request the available materials.

The new offering is part of EyeCare America’s educational mission to empower consumers with reliable eye health information. The public now has access to dozens of eye topics reviewed by ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.’s). Many of the leading causes of blindness are preventable. The brochures offer valuable, sight-saving information such as risk factors and treatments options.

Additionally, the organization is offering several Spanish-language brochures on various eye health topics, including glaucoma a blinding eye disease that often occurs without symptoms and is highly prevalent in the Hispanic population.

Founded in 1985, EyeCare America is a public service program of the Foundation of the AmericanAcademyof Ophthalmology. Their mission is to reduce avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment by raising awareness about eye disease and care, providing free eye health educational materials and facilitating access to medical eye care. Since its inception, the program has helped nearly 1 million people. To learn more about EyeCare America and get the eye health information you need visit www.eyecareamerica.org.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Allison Neves, Director of EyeCare America Communications – 415.561.8518, aneves@aao.org

Note to editors/producers: B-roll, high-res images and interviews with EyeCare America spokespeople available upon request.

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