EYE HEALTH RESOURCES FOR CONSUMERS
Eye Health Conditions and Diseases
By age 65, one in three Americans has some form of vision-impairing eye disease. Most do not know it because there are often no warning symptoms or they assume that poor sight is a natural part of growing older.
In many cases blindness is preventable. By clicking on any of the eye topics listed below you will be directed to the Eye Care America website. Medem was founded by the AMA and several national medical societies to provide health information to physicians and patients.
Additional information can also be found at http://www.geteyesmart.com.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes and LASIK Surgery
Diabetes Affects On Your Eyes
Eyelid and Orbital Tumors
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
When An Eye Injury Occurs
Medicare Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) Booklet - Explains what an ABN is and when you may be asked to sign one for services not covered by Medicare.
Statement From the American Academy of Ophthalmology Regarding Circle Lenses
Mandatory Eye Exam for Children
EyeCare America, the public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, contains articles reviewed by certified ophthalmologists Information on eye diseases and conditions, eye exams, and eye safety can be found here.
Founded in 1985, EyeCare America has worked to prevent avoidable blindness by providing free eye health educational materials and access to medical eye care. Also, information on EyeCare America’s low-cost or no-cost vision programs can be found about the following:
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) EyeCare