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Resources for Your Patients

geteyesmart.org
The EyeSmart® website empowers people to take charge of their eye health. EyeSmart emphasizes the need for everyone to know their risk factors for eye diseases, infections and injuries, and the role ophthalmologists play in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions.

The EyeSmart public education website was developed b the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the same organization you trust for clinical resources like Basic and Clinical Sciences Course and the Opthalmic News and Education (ONE®) Network. EyeSmart's comprehensive website—www.GetEyeSmart.org—has trustworthy, ophthalmologist-reviewed information that you and your patients can rely on, and it is expanding weekly. Plus, for your Spanish-speaking patients, EyeSmart now has information on more than 30 diseases and conditions, including videos in Spanish. Tell your patients about EyeSmart by providing a link from your practice website.

eyecareamerica.org
Founded in 1985, EyeCare America is a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Our 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.

www.nei.nih.gov
The National Eye Institute site, produced in conjunction with the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is devoted specifically to eye care. Includes a patient information library, photos and illustrations, low-vision information, news and events, clinical studies and current research, and patient information in Spanish.

familydoctor.org
Contains roughly 10 eye care-related topics from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

eyesight.org
Produced by the Macular Degeneration Foundation, this site is specifically devoted to providing information regarding age-related macular degeneration and low vision. Includes information regarding adult and juvenile AMD, an AMD pictorial, FAQs, glossary of eye terms, reports and research on AMD, news updates and a free newsletter.

glaucomafoundation.org
Comprehensive site devoted specifically to the causes and treatments of glaucoma. Provides latest updates on glaucoma and glaucoma research, free newsletters from the Glaucoma Foundation, glaucoma-related news features and support group information.

AMD.org
Provides basic information and FAQs regarding age-related macular degeneration. Features monthly newsletters regarding updates and research on AMD.

blindness.org
Produced by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, this site specifically provides information on retinal degenerative diseases, including causes, current treatments and research and support resources.

visionconnection.org
Founded by Lighthouse International and produced in conjunction with the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB), this is an accessible, interactive global Internet portal for people who are partially sighted or blind, the professionals who work with them, and people who support them. The site features the latest information on vision impairment, its prevention and vision rehabilitation.

glaucoma.org
Glaucoma Research Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma. The Web site offers free educational resources and support for people with glaucoma and their families. Web pages include a site viewing toolbar to improve accessibility for the visually impaired.