Eye Safety and Vision Protection
The links in this section have advice on protection of the eyes, preservation of vision, and prevention of accidents and injuries.
Below is a list of topics you'll find in this section. Click on a title to jump to a specific topic.
Provides information about eye disease and care, free educational materials; facilitates access to medical eye care.
Interesting features and practical advice on vision care, eye conditions and treatment, glasses, and lenses.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Information on causes of and treatments for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
Health Information, National Eye Institute
Contains A-Z information on diseases and disorders of the eye, basic eye anatomy, and eye care resources; available in Spanish.
Prevent Blindness America
Information and resources on prevention of blindness and sight preservation.
Understanding Vision Loss, American Foundation for the Blind—Senior Site
Provides a solid foundation for understanding eye conditions that affect seniors. Addresses treatment and rehabilitation; includes a vision simulation video and glossary.
Vision 2020: The Right to Sight
This global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness is a joint project by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
Consumer information includes warning signs of vision disorders, advice for selecting eyewear, the procedures encountered in an eye exam, and more.
Vision Health, Lighthouse International
Information and resources on low vision, macular degeneration, and vision rehabilitation.
Eye Safety Fact Sheet, American Optometric Association
Eye safety regulations and statistics.
Tips for Protecting Your Vision, Perkins School for the Blind
Ten tips for protection of vision.
Vision Protection Tips, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
Advice for prevention of vision loss includes wearing sunglasses, eating a healthy diet, installing good lighting, and much more. Available in English or French.
All About Eye Safety, 4ursafety.com
Articles about eye safety, including advice for using lasers safely, and more; provides links to OSHA Eye Safety Information and regulations.
Eye Injuries in the Workplace, Eye Care America
Tips for preventing eye injury in the home, the work place, the garden, the work shop, and around the car.
Eye Safety, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Covers a wide range of topics: eye safety, occupational eye injury statistics, health hazard evaluations and fatality reports, and links to safety publications and other resources.
Eye Safety, Prevent Blindness America
Prevention of eye injuries at home, at work and at play; includes a link to a complete list of free eye health topics and safety fact sheets.