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We strongly believe that the more informed you become of your eye condition, the better we can help you to seek successful treatment. Working with your doctor to understand your eye condition is the most important step toward achieving healthy eyes and the best possible vision.

For more information on eye conditions, eye care health and wellness, please feel free to use the following reputable resources:

American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Board of Opticianary and National Contact Lens Examiners
American Diabetes Association
American Macular Degeneration Foundation
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Contact Lens Society Of America
National Academy of Opticianary

All About Vision:
includes an encyclopedia of eye conditions

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Blog
Dr. James Folk's blog on Age-Related Macular Degeneration and it's most up to date treatments.

Age Related Macular Degeneration Support
This website is a resource where there are articles of new news with the disease and its treatments, and for those who have family members or friends as well as themselves who have AMD also gives them a place where they are able to write and open up concerning their experiences with AMD and the different forms of treatments they went through.

AgingEye Times
A newspaper for eyes, giving the most current information on diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, dry eyes, and other forms of eye diseases due to aging of the eyes. The website also provides basic information on vision, as well as a more detailed spectrum. There also is a section giving views and reviews on certain forms of treatment for specific eye diseases.

American Council of the Blind.
The American Council of the Blind is the nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people, working toward independence, security, equality of opportunity, and improved quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. The American Council of the Blind provides a free monthly publication, "The Braille Forum" in braille, large print, on cassette and computer disk.

American Foundation for the Blind
Provides a directory to find services within the United States and also Canada.

American Orthoptic Journal
Gives access to articles appearing in current and recent issues of the "Official Journal of American Association of Certified Orthoptists."

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
The APH is the world's largest company who creates products for visually impaired individuals. Their products can be accessible as well as ordered both online and throughout catalogs that can be viewed online or sent by mail. They have many online services, a museum in which you can browse online, and many up to date publications.

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology of the Human Eye
It includes descriptions, functions, and problems of the human eye: conjunctiva, cornea, iris, lens, macula, retina, optic nerve, vitreous, and extraocular muscles. A glossary is also included. And there is a test for color deficiency and two short quizzes.

Asian Eyelid Surgery Resource
From Dr. Frank Meronk's Eyelid Plastic Surgery Site: Cosmetic Blepharoplasty for the Asian Eye is a self-contained 20 page sub-section of a larger web site devoted to eyelid surgery. Possibly the largest resource of information on the subject of Asian eyelid surgery available on the internet.

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
AER (The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired) is an international professional organization whose mission is to support professionals who provide education and rehabilitation services to people with visual impairments, offering professional development opportunities, publications, and public advocacy. AER was founded in 1984 as the result of a consolidation between the American Association of Workers for the Blind and the Association for Education of the Visually Handicapped.

Atlas of Ophthalmology
This site is a database of multiple forms of multimedia dedicated to all forms of eye complications and eye diseases.

Best of the Web: Eye Disorders
A directory from "Best of the Web" that lists selected sites about eye disorders.

Blepharitis Support Forum
An online community for sufferers of blepharitis and its related symptoms to discuss and share their ideas and solutions for the disease. Other links to other sites about blepharitis is also provided on the site.

Blind Babies Foundation
The Blind Babies Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides services and programs to families, professionals and the community abroad to meet the unique needs of infant and preschool children who are blind or visually impaired. Blind Babies Foundation News, Services, and Fact Sheets (all are also available in Spanish) are just one of the many informative and mission oriented aspects of this site.

The Blind Children’s Center
A family-centered agency that serves children with visual impairments from birth to school age. The programs held buy the center provides services to help the children acquire skills and build their independence. The Center has produced and currently offers 11 booklets, two training manuals, two videos, and one diagnostic packet on parenting and working with visually impaired children.

Computer Vision Syndrome - AllAboutVision.com
Computer Vision Syndrome, gives information about lighting, computer glasses, monitor placement, and computer use procedures to give better health for your eyes.

The Cornea and Corneal Disease: Facts.
This site gives and extensive insight and a great amount of information on Corneal Diseases, Dry Eyes, Ocular Herpes, Pterygium, and many other diseases.

EyeAtlas
Provides images that have been submitted Ophthalmologists from around the world.

Eye Care America
EyeCare America is a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The mission is to reduce avoidable blindness by raising awareness about eye diseases and eye care and providing access to medical eye care. Contains an online resource of pharmaceutical assistance programs and drug information about many ophthalmic drugs.

Eye Diseases and Conditions. Medem
From the Medem website, they provide an exceptional amount of information on Ophthalmology. Including information on Cataracts, Glaucoma, Children's Eye Health, Eye Safety, Retinal/Macula Problems, Diabetic Eye Problems, Nerve Problems of the Eye, Macular Degeneration, Vision Correction Surgery, and Plastic Surgery of the Eye. Also they provide informative services in Spanish as well.

Eye Doctor's of Washington
Enhancing Washington's Vision is what this website is always striving for and they have been for over 40 years. There are many multiple forms of resources presented and given on this site, from informative purposes with diseases and treatments, including laser surgeries, to contests for free promotions and treatments.

The Glaucoma Home Page
This is the original Glaucoma website where both the Glaucoma Associates of New York and The New York Glaucoma Research Institute give great knowledge and experience in this great resource for Glaucoma patients.

Glaucoma Research Foundation
A foundation where their mission is to fund innovative research to find a cure for glaucoma. They give an insight on what Glaucoma is, there is many real life stories of individuals who have to live with Glaucoma, it gives all of the most current and different forms of treatments, research that the foundation funds, news, and FAQs about glaucoma.

Glaucoma Research Programs of AHAF
The organization's objective for this site is to help support research and to educate the public about glaucoma. The site includes information about glaucoma, research in glaucoma, FAQ, illustrations, a list of top eye clinics, and more.

Gonioscopy.org
An online videography to educate and explore the examination techniques used when performing a gonioscopy. It provides education on the history of gonioscopy, basic examination techniques, and techniques used in different angles, indentation and corneal wedge. There are video examples of most glaucoma-related diseases.

Guide to Toys for Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
The American Foundation for the Blind and the American Toy Institute offers a widespread"Guide to Toys for Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired." This shows all of the different toys approved for those who are visually impaired who wish to participate in play with sighted children.

How Vision Works
from the "How Stuff Works" site, it covers basic anatomy, perceiving light, color vision, color blindness, vitamin A deficiency, refraction, normal vision, errors of refraction, astigmatism, depth perception, blindness, color blindness and more.

How We See: The First Steps of Human Vision
An article from the Access Excellence project of the National Health Museum on how humans see.

Institute of Ophthalmology
Eye research center associated with Moorfields Eye Hospital and Fight for Sight.

International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH)
To facilitate the VISION 2020 global initiative the work of ICEH falls into three main areas: research, education and information. ICEH conducts research into prevention and treatment of the major causes of blindness and works with other organizations involved in the prevention of blindness. The International Resource Centre disseminates information to health workers through the development and distribution of teaching and learning materials

International Glaucoma Association (IGA)
This International home page of the IGA gives access to information about glaucoma in English, International English,  French and German. It will also allow you to access information on ocular hypertension and development glaucoma, although at the present time this is mainly available in English.

International Glaucoma Review
International Review offers a large publication of abstracts by classification, by journal, and by author relating to glaucoma. Also on the site they provide current news dealing with glaucoma, meeting announcements, and more.

JCAHPO
Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Personnel in Ophthalmology is a non-profit organization that offers certification and continuing education opportunities to ophthalmic allied health personnel. JCAHPO's mission is to enhance the quality and availability of ophthalmic patient care by promoting the value of qualified allied health personnel and by providing certification and education. There also is education, news, meetings and calendar, and employer resources information on the website.

Journal of Vision
A free, electronic-only journal from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Laser Eye Surgery, About
An online guide that explains what you should know before laser surgery, what will happen during the surgery, and what you should expect after laser surgery.

Low Vision Gateway
Information of many eye conditions and related support groups.

Macular Degeneration
Schepens Eye Research Institute's website regarding there goal in per serving individual's sight.

Macular Degeneration Partnership
Is a Macular Degeneration Help Center . "A comprehensive online resource dedicated to age-related macular degeneration (AMD)." Site is frequently updated with reports about clinical trials and experimental treatments. Visitors can sign up for a free online newsletter, which is searchable.

Macular Degeneration Program: AHAF (American Health Assistance Foundation)
Treatment, Risk Factors, Symptoms, News, Research, and Resources. The organization's goals for this site are to help support research and to educate the public about macular degeneration.

Macular Degeneration Support Blog
A blog established by Barry Wheeler, a Canadian information technology worker whose mother has macular degeneration, provided this site to branch out and share his life stories when going through his mother's disease.

MD Support
Macular Degeneration Support contains information and personal assistance for people dealing with macular degeneration and similar retinal diseases. Also includes an 8 minute audio presentation, "What is Macular Degeneration?"

NAPVI - National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
An organization for parents of children with visual impairments. NAPVI's newsletter Awareness has a variety of information of interest to families of children with visual impairments. NAPVI provides leadership and support to families of children with visual impairments. They sponsor workshops and conferences throughout the year.

NASA Ames Research Center, The Vision Group
The Vision Science and Technology Group at NASA Ames Research Center.

National Eye Institute
Offers news items, funding availability, links to many free full text pamphlets and booklets for patients, people at risk, and the General Public. Eye disorder topics include Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Cataract, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Glaucoma. The"Are you at risk...?" series include: "Are you at risk: Age-Related Macular Degeneration", "Are you at risk: Cataract", "Are you at risk: Diabetic Eye Disease", and "Are you at risk: Glaucoma." More free publications are available at The Materials List and Order Form.

National Eye Institute Spanish Language Materials
Información del National Eye Institute en español.

Natural Eye Care
Conventional and complementary options for the treatment of common eye problems such as macular generation, glaucoma, cataracts, floaters, dry eyes, myopia, hyperopia & presbyopia and others. Includes research, nutrition, diet & lifestyle recommendations, eye exercises, vision & personality, and visual hygiene.

Ophthalmoweb
Resource node for ophthalmologists in the Internet, available in English or Spanish.

Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena
A website by Michael Bach visualizing and dealing with visual phenomena, optical illusion, and visual illusions.

La Page des Orthoptistes de France
The most complete French speaking website dedicated to orthoptics and binocular vision. A large database of papers published in the "Journal Français d'Orthoptique" from 1969 to the present and also in the bulletin of the "Cercle d'Etudes, de Recherches et d'Enseignements de la Strabologie". A directory of all the orthoptists practising in France and its overseas territories.

Le portail de l'oeil et de la vision
Another French website giving a directory of all sites about eye and vision, informative sites for general public about eyes, their diseases and their treatments, and a part reserved to professionals.

Research to Prevent Blindness
Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) is the leading non-government supporter of eye research directed at the prevention, treatment or eradication of all diseases that threaten vision.

Top Ophthalmologists, Guide to America's
From the Consumers' Research Council of America, this site reveals publications on America's best Ophthalmologists.

20/20 Magazine
Optician's magazine with articles and news about the latest lenses, frames, and fashions for eyewear.

Vision 2020 e-Resource
A collection of resources for eye care programs around the world. It shares tools that help assess, plan, implement and manage high quality, efficient, and sustainable eye care programs in the developing world. The Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (part of The Aravind Eye Care System, India) developed and maintains Vision 2020 e-Resource with funding from the International Eye Foundation, USA . Registration necessary for some areas of the site (free).

Vision Net: Public Information Network
Communicating Vision Research to the Public, from the National Eye Institute. The VISION Information Network for eye institutes and departments of ophthalmology and schools and colleges of optometry is coordinated by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Member institutions appoint a Public Information Officer to work with NEI and the Network to develop an ongoing program to inform and educate the public about the benefits of vision research. Member organizations meet annually, share information, pool resources, and collaborate on programs. The Network also works to inform the public of NIH's mission to improve the health of America through medical research.

WHO Prevention of Blindness and Deafness
Information and Goals from the World Health Organization on preventing blindness and deafness.

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