A Sight for Sore Eyes: Age-Related Eye Disease

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Category: 200 Intermediate Concepts

Eye disease in the U.S. and throughout the world is expected to triple in the next three decades, making it all the more important for those caring for our aging population to learn about preventing eye disease. This module will discuss how the eye functions, age-related diseases that commonly affect older adults, risk factors for eye disease, and preventive strategies to reduce eye disease in the aging population. A review of eye care benefits available in the U.S. is also provided.  This module is NOT approved for continuing education credit by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSWMFT).

Author

Prevent Blindness

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Their mission is to prevent blindness and preserve sight. To meet this mission, Prevent Blindness trains and certifies vision screeners who provide vision screens for millions of children and adults each year. They also educate the public about the importance of early detection of eye disease and the prevention of vision loss, advocate to improve vision health polices, and support groundbreaking vision research. For more information or to make a contribution, call 800-301-2020 or visit their website at www.preventblindness.org.

Objectives

  1. Learn how the eye functions and about aging eye anatomy.
  2. Recognize common age-related eye diseases, including risks, symptoms, and treatments.
  3. Understand how eye disease affects the quality of life of older adults.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases, questions for reflection (not scored), and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with the Post Test (which requires a score of 100%) and then the Module Evaluation, followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.