Useful Guides & Resources

Assisting the Sight Impaired

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Web Resources:

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Tips for Coping with Vision Loss

An informative article from All About Vision provides useful information and advice for dealing with age-related vision loss.

Low Vision Aids

Useful article provided by offers advice on how to help older adults identify aids and tools for dealing with low vision on a daily basis.

Eye Disorders

Lighthouse International’s VisionConnection provides information and the option to view comparative simulations of some of the most common vision conditions.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The National Eye Institute offers a wealth of information to help patients and their families learn about age-related macular degeneration.


This comprehensive overview of the symptoms, causes and treatments of cataracts is available courtesy of the Mayo Clinic.

Diabetic Retinopathy

The American Optometric Association outlines detailed information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

Self Help for Vision Loss is a self-help resource center for vision loss Web site that provides free, practical, hands-on information to enhance quality of life and independence for adults with vision loss, their families and friends, caregivers and related professionals.

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