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NEI Research News

Thanks to the work of NEI scientists and grantees, we’re constantly learning new information about the causes and treatment of vision disorders. Get the latest updates about their work — along with other news about NEI.

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Safely viewing a solar eclipse

July 24, 2017

A solar eclipse will be visible across North America for 2 to 3 hours on Monday, August 21, 2017. Watching the moon slowly block out the sun is a rare opportunity but should be attempted with caution.

NEI’s Healthy Vision Month 2017 puts spotlight on women

April 28, 2017

May is Healthy Vision Month when the National Eye Institute (NEI) encourages everyone to make eye health a priority.
May is Healthy Vision Month which is not just about seeing an Eye Chart

May is Healthy Vision Month

May 2, 2016

David Watson has worn glasses to correct nearsightedness the majority of his life, and had his vision checked regularly to make sure his prescription was up to date.
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Survey Shows Americans Lack Critical Facts about Maintaining Eye Health

March 13, 2008

Most Americans do not know the risks and warning signs of diseases that could blind them if they don’t seek timely detection and treatment.
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Estudio demuestra que la mayoría de los estadounidenses goza de buena visión, pero hay 14 millones con problemas de visión

May 9, 2006

Un estudio de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés) determinó que el 94 por ciento de los estadounidenses de 12 años en adelante tienen buena visión.
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Study Finds Most Americans Have Good Vision, But 14 Million Are Visually Impaired

May 9, 2006

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study has found that although 94 percent of Americans aged 12 and older have good vision, the remaining six percent, or 14 million, are visually impaired. Of these, more than 11 million have uncorrected visual..