Launches Spanish Content

San Diego, Calif., December 6, 2016 – has launched Spanish translations of some of the most popular articles in its Eye Conditions & Diseases section.

In the United States, Spanish is the primary language spoken at home by 38 million people ages 5 and older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Instituto Cervantes, a non-profit initiative created by the Spanish government, says that 45 million people speak Spanish as a first or second language in the United States.


“Our readers already generate more than three million monthly page views of our articles about eye conditions and diseases,” said Gary Heiting, O.D., senior editor of “It makes sense to expand access to this information by making it available in the second most common language spoken in this country.”

Translated topics include astigmatism, cataracts, conjunctivitis, macular degeneration and presbyopia. A total of 17 Spanish articles are currently available. The extent to which the translation efforts will be broadened in 2017 will be determined by the traffic generated by the initial group of articles for the remainder of this year.

The translated articles can be found at

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