Vision Resources for Seniors In Jacksonville FL

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Vision Resources


  • American Optometric Association
  • Vision Aware
  • Wilmer Eye Institute
  • AARP
  • The Lion’s Club Sight First Program: Cataracts
  • Mission Cataract USA
American Optometric Association

American Optometric Association External

Discusses what cataracts are, who they are diagnosed, as well as treatment options and the importance of nutrition to eye health.

Vision Aware

Vision Aware External

Introduces the topic of cataracts and cataract surgery. Includes an FAQ section, the “cataracts forum” message board, personal stories, and blog posts from cataract experts. Provides a state-by-state guide to finding eye and cataract services.

Wilmer Eye Institute

Wilmer Eye Institute External

Discusses the symptoms, prevention, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of cataracts.


AARP External
Offers basic information on types of cataracts, causes, symptoms, risk factors, and diagnosis.

The Lion’s Club Sight First Program: Cataracts

The Lion’s Club Sight First Program: Cataracts
Lions Club International Foundation External

Highlights how The Lion’s Club Sight First Program supports cataract-related projects.

Mission Cataract USA

Mission Cataract USA External

Provides free cataract surgery to people of all ages who do not have the means to pay for cataract surgery. Includes a state-by-state search to find participating hospitals, clinics, and doctors.

Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes in Older People
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Defined
  • Facts about Diabetic Eye Disease

American Diabetes Association
Provides papers on standards of medical care in diabetes and older adults.

Diabetes in Older People

National Institute on Aging

Offers articles on diabetes in older people. Includes articles on pre-diabetes, tests for diabetes, tips on managing diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, and help for diabetes covered by Medicare.

Diabetic Eye Disease

National Eye Institute

Offers an overview of diabetic eye disease. Includes the latest news on research, treatment options, and video animation. Available in HTML and digital audio formats.

Diabetic Retinopathy Defined

National Eye Institute

Provides statistics on the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy by age, race, ethnicity, and gender.

Facts about Diabetic Eye Disease

National Eye Institute

Assembles information on the causes and treatment of diabetic retinopathy and lists of complications from cataracts and glaucoma. Audio version is available.


  • Care and Treatment
  • Facts about Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma: Silent Cause of Vision Loss
  • Glaucoma Tests
  • Medline Plus: Glaucoma
Care and Treatment

Glaucoma Research Foundation

Assembles commonly asked questions on laser peripheral iridotomy, gonioscopy, laser vision correction, and other treatments for glaucoma. Illustrates what happens the day of your surgery. Lists sources of financial assistance, low vision resources, and glaucoma support groups.

Facts about Glaucoma

National Eye Institute

Discusses forms of glaucoma, available treatments, and questions to ask your eye care professional. Also available as a streaming MP3 audio file.

Glaucoma: Silent Cause of Vision Loss

Veterans Health Administration

Highlights research conducted by the Center of Excellence for the Prevention and Treatment of Visual Loss to prevent and treat glaucoma and the VA’s programs to prevent and treat glaucoma for veterans.

Glaucoma Tests

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Lists tests for glaucoma covered by Medicare Part B.

Medline Plus: Glaucoma

National Library of Medicine

Discusses recent genetic research, medications in development, and new treatments and therapies. Provides videos and tutorials that demonstrate how to live with glaucoma, find an expert in glaucoma, and become part of a clinical trial.

Macular Degeneration

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Amsler Grid Eye Test
  • Dry Macular Degeneration
  • Facts about Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration Foundation
  • Macular Degeneration Partnership
  • What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?
  • What is Macular Degeneration?
Age-Related Macular Degeneration

American Optometric Association

Provides information on the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, including laser and Photodynamic Therapy.

Amsler Grid Eye Test

Macular Degeneration Foundation

Allows users to test for macular degeneration at home using the Amsler grid.

Dry Macular Degeneration

Mayo Clinic

Provides an overview of dry macular degeneration. Includes symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, self-management, and links to further research.

Facts about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

National Eye Institute

Offers detailed articles on age-related macular degeneration, risk factors, and treatment for each stage of the disease. Includes information on vision rehabilitation, which teaches daily living skills so that a person with vision loss can continue to live independently.

Macular Degeneration Foundation

Macular Degeneration Foundation

Provides an eye test and information on disability benefits, treatment, and clinical trials.

Macular Degeneration Partnership

Macular Degeneration Partnership

Provides resources on wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, including a newsletter, support line, support groups, and information on low vision rehabilitation. Website includes adjustable font size, MP3 versions of articles, and high-contrast options.

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Discusses the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of age-related macular degeneration. Provides videos on macular degeneration, an online message board where individuals can ask an eye doctor questions, and a list of eye doctors searchable by ZIP code.

What is Macular Degeneration?

American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF)

Summarizes macular degeneration and illustrates what a person sees when he or she had macular degeneration. Allows users to adjust text size of website.

Resources for Eye Health

  • BrightFocus Foundation
  • Clear Advice on Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Macular Degeneration
  • Clinical Trials in Vision Research
  • Cornea Research Foundation of America
  • Eye Health Organizations Database
BrightFocus Foundation

BrightFocus Foundation

Provides information on glaucoma, macular degeneration, and Alzheimer’s as well as resources for people who are newly blind or learning to live with a vision impairment. Includes databases on experts and clinical trials by state, as well as a community message board.

Clear Advice on Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Macular Degeneration

Department of Health and Human Services

Provides a database of publically and privately supported clinical studies around the world. The database is searchable by disease and location.

Clinical Trials in Vision Research

National Eye Institute

Describes clinical trials on a number of eye-related diseases performed by a clinic located in Bethesda, Maryland.

Cornea Research Foundation of America

Cornea Research Foundation of America

Tracks statistics for preoperative, surgical, and postoperative transplants.

Eye Health Organizations Database

National Eye Institute

Lists nonprofit, federal and state government, and academic institutions, searchable by disease or topic.

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