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Talking to Your Doctor
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National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - Important questions to ask your doctor about your eye condition. National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - Important questions to ask your doctor about your eye condition. Show less
Financial Aid for Eye Care
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National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - Links to organizations that offer assistance with examinations, surgery, drugs, and eyeglasses. National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - Links to organizations that offer assistance with examinations, surgery, drugs, and eyeglasses. Show less
Online Referral Center
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EyeCareAmerica, Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology - Facilitates access to medical eye care: eye exams and up to one year of care can be ...Show more EyeCareAmerica, Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology - Facilitates access to medical eye care: eye exams and up to one year of care can be provided to US citizens and legal residents within the Continental U.S, Hawaii and Puerto Rico through volunteer ophthalmologists (Eye MDs) often at no out-of-pocket cost to those who qualify. The web site provides information in Spanish and Chinese Show less
Medication Assistance
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EyeCareAmerica, Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology - An online directory of pharmaceutical assistance programs for eye medications. Warni...Show more EyeCareAmerica, Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology - An online directory of pharmaceutical assistance programs for eye medications. Warning that directory may not be complete, and that assistance depends on the pharmaceutical company willingness to sustain the programs. Show less
Your Medicare Coverage: Eye Care Treatment of Macular Degeneration: California
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Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - A summary of California Medicare benefits specifically for the Treatment of Macular Degeneration. Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - A summary of California Medicare benefits specifically for the Treatment of Macular Degeneration. Show less
Cataracts - what to ask your doctor
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MedlinePlus and A.D.A.M. - Some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of your eye, before and after surgery. MedlinePlus and A.D.A.M. - Some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of your eye, before and after surgery. Show less
Your Medicare Coverage: Eye Care Following Cataract Surgery: California
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Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - A summary of California Medicare benefits specifically for eye care after Cataract surgery. Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - A summary of California Medicare benefits specifically for eye care after Cataract surgery. Show less
Diabetic Retinopathy Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Eyes Healthy
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National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - This site discusses common vision problems which may accompany diabetes and how to prevent them, including having a regular examination by an eye care professional. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - This site discusses common vision problems which may accompany diabetes and how to prevent them, including having a regular examination by an eye care professional. Show less
Medicare Coverage of Diabetes and Supplies (PDF)
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Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - This 30-page booklet covers what’s covered, what’s not, tips on staying healthy and where to get more information. Page 20 covers eye care. Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - This 30-page booklet covers what’s covered, what’s not, tips on staying healthy and where to get more information. Page 20 covers eye care. Show less
Doctor I Have a Question: A Guide for Patients and their families (PDF)
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The Glaucoma Foundation - A comprehensive guide for glaucoma patients and their families. The Glaucoma Foundation - A comprehensive guide for glaucoma patients and their families. Show less
Your Medicare Coverage: Eye Care Glaucoma screening: California
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Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - A summary of California Medicare benefits specifically for Glaucoma Screening. Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - A summary of California Medicare benefits specifically for Glaucoma Screening. Show less
Your Guide to Medicare’s Preventive Services (PDF)
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Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - A comprehensive booklet describing Medicare coverage for preventive services. Page 23 of the current edition covers glaucoma screening. Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - A comprehensive booklet describing Medicare coverage for preventive services. Page 23 of the current edition covers glaucoma screening. Show less
Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Vision Impairments
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Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - A guide on ways to comply with the American with Disabilities Act in accommodating employees with hearing loss. JAN is a service of the US Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy. Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - A guide on ways to comply with the American with Disabilities Act in accommodating employees with hearing loss. JAN is a service of the US Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy. Show less
Cell Phone Accessibility
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American Foundation for the Blind - Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires cell phones and phone services to be designed to be accessi...Show more American Foundation for the Blind - Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires cell phones and phone services to be designed to be accessible for people with disabilities. Many cell phone manufacturers and carriers may still not take seriously this obligation. Includes a video on the law, and further information on cell phone selection. Show less
Vision Impairment and Blindness
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MedlinePlus - Comprehensive reference resources including links to clinical trial information, journal articles, and directories of eye care providers. MedlinePlus - Comprehensive reference resources including links to clinical trial information, journal articles, and directories of eye care providers. Show less
National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
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Health information and resources for vision conditions. Some information is also available in Spanish. Health information and resources for vision conditions. Some information is also available in Spanish. Show less
Eye Health Organizations
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EyeCareAmerica, Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology - An annotated listing of organizations and web links. EyeCareAmerica, Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology - An annotated listing of organizations and web links. Show less
Eye Health Organizations Database Alphabetical List
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National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - A comprehensive, annotated list of organizations involved in eye health and vision care support, with addresses and web links. National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - A comprehensive, annotated list of organizations involved in eye health and vision care support, with addresses and web links. Show less
Association of Macular Diseases
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An online source of information and support for people with age-related macular degeneration and other macular diseases. An online source of information and support for people with age-related macular degeneration and other macular diseases. Show less
The Glaucoma Foundation
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Authoritative glaucoma resources and ways to get involved. The San Francisco Chapter of the Foundation <http://www.glaucomafoundation.org/san-francisco-chapter.htm> meets in Palo Alto. Authoritative glaucoma resources and ways to get involved. The San Francisco Chapter of the Foundation <http://www.glaucomafoundation.org/san-francisco-chapter.htm> meets in Palo Alto. Show less
Audio Editions
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Located in Auburn, CA, this store specializes in audio versions of books with over 10,000 in stock, covering all subjects. A free catalog is available. Located in Auburn, CA, this store specializes in audio versions of books with over 10,000 in stock, covering all subjects. A free catalog is available. Show less
Books Aloud, Inc.
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Based in San Jose, this organization lends recorded books free of charge. Verification of visual impairment or disability is required. Based in San Jose, this organization lends recorded books free of charge. Verification of visual impairment or disability is required. Show less
Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medici...Show more U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medicine costs. Check out the whole section of the FDA website devoted to consumers for other useful articles and resources, including how to report a bad reaction to a medicine, and how to protect yourself from health fraud. Show less
Ten Things Every Senior Should Know
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SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment. SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment. Show less
Online Health Information: Can You Trust It?
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National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information. Show less
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