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The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology ("FAAO"), referred to here as "EyeCare America" or "ECA", is a public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. It is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation. The following Medical Disclaimer applies to the EyeCare America ("ECA") site, www.eyecareamerica.org, and any other sites sponsored and maintained by FAAO, collectively referred to as the "ECA Websites".

DISCLAIMER OF MEDICAL LIABILITY: You understand and agree that ECA Websites do Not Provide Medical Advice or Endorsements. FOR SYMPTOMS, QUESTIONS AND MEDICAL ADVICE SEE YOUR EYE M.D.!

A. The ECA Websites Do Not Provide Medical Advice. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all content on the ECA Websites is the opinion or information of its author, not Eyecare America. The ECA Websites are not a substitute for medical advice. Always contact your own eye doctor or other professional healthcare provider if you have a question concerning your or your family's health.

RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION ON THE ECA WEBSITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ECA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS, DRUG AND DEVICE APPLICATION OR OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES, OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THIS SITE.

B. Eyecare America Does Not Recommend or Endorse the Products or Services of Others. ECA does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, drugs, devices, products, services, physicians, or medical institutions that may be mentioned or referenced on the ECA Websites. Any advertisers who purchase banners or otherwise support Eyecare America and the ECA Websites have no influence on the editorial content or presentation and any such advertisements are not implied or express endorsements of any product, service, or company.

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