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Optometry Research Literature for Alumni: Patient Education

Patient education sources


Find information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.  Produced by the National Library of Medicine.  There is a Spanish language version and a section on eyes and vision.

US Department of Veterans Affairs Optometry Patient Education Information and Handouts
Find clinic handouts, health sheets, videos, and more for patient education.  There is a section on eye conditions.


Find health information, patient tools for managing health, and other support.  There is a section on eye health.

National Institute on Aging
Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health. There is a section on Aging and Your Eyes.

Genetics Home Reference
Find consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.

Drug information for patients


MedlinePlus Drugs, Herbs and Supplements
From the National Institutes of Health, find information on drugs, herbs and supplements. Includes side effects, dosage, precautions, and more.

PDRhealth Drugs
Consumer health information on drugs and medications provided by the publishers of Physicians' Desk Reference.


Mayo Clinic Drugs and Supplements
Look up prescription and over-the-counter drug information.
Easy-to-read information on drug products approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).