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EyeCare America Launches Online Referral Center September 21, 2010
Patients can visit eyecareamerica.org and find out if they qualify for a free eye exam given by one of 7000 volunteer ophthalmologists across the U.S and Puerto Rico. More...
Save Your Sight Month 2010 August 23, 2010
EyeCare America is exposing five common eye care myths in honor of September’s Save Your Sight Month. More...
Glaucoma Awareness Month 2010 December 16, 2009
Like the back up caused by winter's inevitable down pour, poor drainage of a person's eye can lead to high eye pressure which is a cause of Glaucoma. The vision loss can be devastating and drastically change the life of a once active adult.  More...
Do You See What I See 2009 December 1, 2009
“Do You See What I See?” For seniors who suffer with an eye disease known as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) the answer is always, “No.” More...
ABCs of Diabetes and Eye Health Nov 2009 October 29, 2009
Did you know that an estimated 17.9 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes and another 57 million people are at risk of getting the disease? More...
Share Your Family History of Glaucoma October 5, 2009
Did you know that if any member of your immediate family has glaucoma you are at a much higher risk of developing the disease? In fact, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, with a family history of glaucoma your risk increases from 4 to 9 times.  More...
Save Your Sight Month 2009 September 7, 2009
EyeCare America, a national non-profit organization that provides eye exams and eye health information to medically underserved communities, is providing 5 tips for a healthy aging eye in honor of September’s Save Your Sight Month. More...
Cataract Awareness Month 2009 August 10, 2009
Did you know that cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among adults 55 and older? In fact, more than half the people over age 65 have some degree of cataract development.  More...
Seniors Independence Campaign June 1, 2009
EyeCare America is reminding seniors, "Don't Lose Sight of Your Independence." The national health campaign is intended to remind the senior community about the value of eyesight and encourage seniors 65 and older to call EyeCare America’s Seniors EyeCare Program to see if they qualify for an eye exam and care, often at no-cost. More...
ABCs of Diabetes and Eye Health April 9, 2009
This April, EyeCare America is asking Americans with diabetes to know the ABCs of diabetes and eye health More...
March is National AMD Month March 2, 2009
In support of National AMD Month this March 2009, EyeCare America encourages all seniors to see if they qualify for an eye exam at no out-of-pocket cost available through its AMD EyeCare Program by calling 1-866-324-EYES (3937).  More...
EyeCare America Reminds Seniors The Best Things in Life are Free February 2, 2009
EyeCare America encourages those age 65 and older to call EyeCare America’s Seniors EyeCare Program to see if they qualify for a free exam. More...
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month December 8, 2008
In honor of Glaucoma Awareness Month taking place in January 2009, EyeCare America, a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, encourages those without insurance to take advantage of its national Glaucoma EyeCare Program.  More...
Do you see what I see December 2, 2008
National Non-profit Launches Age-related Macular Degeneration Campaign, that Provides Eye Exams at No Cost to Eligible Patients and Free Eye-Healthy Cookbooks More...
EyeCare America Provides Free Dilated Eye Exams November 3, 2008
In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month this November, EyeCare America encourages people age 65 and older to take advantage of its Diabetes EyeCare Program.  More...
EyeCare America Wants Everyone to Take Advantage of its Healthy Holiday Freebies October 23, 2008
National Campaign Provides a Way to Give the Gift of Sight at No Cost to Loved Ones  More...
EyeCare America Wants You to Feast Your Eyes on Eye Healthy Foods September 18, 2008
EyeCare America urges seniors to take advantage of the free eye exams available through its AMD EyeCare Program. More...
EyeCare America Kicks Off Seeing is Living Campaign September 15, 2008
EyeCare America Kicks Off Seeing is Living Campaign More...
September is Save Your Sight Month September 1, 2008
September is Save Your Sight Month More...
August is National Cataract Awareness Month August 1, 2008
August is National Cataract Awareness Month More...
 

 

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