The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest organization of eye physicians and surgeons on a mission to “to protect sight and empower lives by serving as an advocate for patients and the public, leading ophthalmic education, and advancing the profession of ophthalmology.” The group is made up of over 32,000 doctors around the globe.
EyeSmart is the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s website that educates the public about eye health, vision, eye diseases, conditions, injuries, risk factors, and more. The website features ophthalmologist-reviewed written and video content about various eye diseases, treatments, news, and tips. There is a specific page dedicated to every eye condition that details everything from symptoms to diagnosis to treatment and more.
In each of the specific sections dedicated to eye diseases, there are a wide variety of resources and information. Many of the conditions feature details about surgical procedures, the various types of the condition, risk factors, and more. When searching for a condition, users can select the types of content they want to see including drugs, symptoms, anatomy, and more.
Additional Resources and Features
In addition to the written and video content featured on the site, there are also useful tools for people with eye diseases. Users can Find an Ophthalmologist near them by entering their zip code or ask an Ophthalmologist a question. There is also an option to translate the pages into many different languages powered by Google Translate.