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Low Vision FAQs

Also available in: Spanish 

This page answers three frequently asked questions about low vision: (1) "What is low vision?"; (2) "What causes low vision?"; and (3) "How many people have low vision?"... Details >

National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

About Braille  External Link

This page contains information about braille, its history and its remarkable inventor.... Details >

National Braille Association, Inc.  External Link

About Low Vision  External Link

This site provides information about the definition of low vision, and includes example of what people with low vision see.... Details >

Center for the Partially Sighted  External Link

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Information for Patients

This pamphlet is designed to help people with age-related macular degeneration better understand the disease. It describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of age-related macular degener... Details >

National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

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

All About Amblyopia (lazy eye)  External Link

Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, is the eye condition noted by reduced vision not correctable by glasses or contact lenses and is not due to any eye disease. This document provides information a... Details >

Optometrists Network  External Link

Amblyopia and Strabismus  External Link

This information fact sheet describes two vision conditions called amblyopia and strabismus. Amblyopia is the failure of one eye, although apparently healthy, to develop normal vision whereas strabism... Details >

Sight and Hearing Association  External Link

American Council of the Blind - Affiliated Organizations  External Link

The American Council of the Blind (ACB), the nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people, offers contact information on state, regional, and special-interest organiz... Details >

American Council of the Blind  External Link

Blindness/ Visual Impairment  External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

This document defines a range of visual impairments including the diagnosis of partially sited, low vision, legally blind, and totally blind. The incidence, characteristics, and educational implicatio... Details >

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Education  External Link

Brain Diseases: Vision Loss  External Link

One in six adults aged 45 and older is affected by some type of vision problem. And the risk for vision loss increases with age. This article offers information about vision loss, including warning si... Details >

AARP  External Link