Patient Education Videos

Videos from the National Eye Institute (NEI)

Nearly 14 million Americans experience vision problems, ranging from nearsightedness to blindness. The National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, leads the federal government's research on the visual system and eye diseases. NEI supports basic and clinical science programs that result in the development of sight-saving treatments.

Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams

Watch this Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams video and learn:

  • Why it's important to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam
  • What the difference is between a comprehensive eye exam and vision screening
  • How you can tell if you've had a dilated eye exam

Diabetic Eye Disease

Watch this Diabetic Eye Disease video and learn:

  • How people with diabetes can avoid vision loss
  • Treatment options for diabetic eye disease
  • How often people with diabetes need a dilated eye exam


Watch this Cataract video and learn:

  • How cataract affects vision
  • Signs and symptoms of cataract
  • Treatment options and cataract surgery
  • Where to find more information

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Watch this Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) video and learn:

  • How age-related macular degeneration affects vision
  • Treatment options for AMD
  • How to monitor changes in vision
  • Where to find more information

Dry Eye

Watch this Dry Eye video and learn:

  • How dry eye affects the eyes
  • Symptoms of dry eye
  • Treatment options and management of dry eye
  • Where to find more information


Watch this Glaucoma video and learn:

  • How glaucoma affects the eyes
  • Who is at greater risk of developing glaucoma
  • Treatment options
  • Where to find more information