Our background and mission
AllAboutVision.com was launched in January 2000 to provide consumers with an unbiased source of trustworthy information on eye health and vision correction options. In 2020, AllAboutVision launched English and French sites for Canada viewers.
A lot has changed over the years, but AllAboutVision's mission of education remains a constant.
Who owns AllAboutVision.com?
The website was launched by Access Media Group, a company founded and run by individuals who have been involved in eye care journalism since 1977.
In June 2016, ownership of the site was transferred to AAV Media, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Essilor of America.
Please read our Privacy Statement detailing what information AllAboutVision collects about you when you visit, what it does with that information and how long it keeps that information.
To learn more about AllAboutVision.com, please read the Q&A below.
Who is behind AllAboutVision.com?
Our Editorial Advisory Board, writers, editors and reviewers have years of combined experience in patient care, research, consulting and article authorship specific to eye care.
How does AllAboutVision.com make money?
AllAboutVision.com is funded by advertising and sponsorships from various companies that are clearly designated throughout the site.
Is AllAboutVision.com's content trustworthy?
All health-related articles are written and/or reviewed by eye care practitioners. We strive to ensure that the optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians who write and review our content don't have financial interests that will influence their coverage of a topic.
Why is advertising important to AllAboutVision.com?
All websites must be paid for somehow. Websites that don't carry advertising often exist to sell you a product, which can bias their content. Other sites that don't run advertising are usually funded by one organization, which generally has a particular point of view that is reflected in their site's content.
But isn't AllAboutVision.com's content biased toward its advertisers?
We run advertising for many different types of products and services. From a business perspective, that helps keep us impartial. For example, no laser vision correction companies would advertise with us if our content was unfairly biased toward contact lenses, and vice versa.
How do I know which content on your website is advertising?
Our website includes advertising banners, advertorials, sponsored sections and links to partner sites. Advertisements and advertorials are labeled with the word "Advertisement." Sponsored sections are labeled with the phrase "Sponsored Section." Links to partner sites or to studies or research documents on which health articles are based are marked visibly as external links.
How current is AllAboutVision.com's information?
Our editorial team closely follows news and events in the eye care field, attends professional eye care conferences, and consults regularly with leading eye doctors and other eye health authorities. We strive to present the most current, accurate and useful information. At the bottom of each article is a "page updated" date.
What is the mailing address for AllAboutVision.com?
You can send mail to AAV Media, LLC, 5580 La Jolla Blvd. #78, La Jolla, CA 92037.
Page published February 2020