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All About Visionhttp://www.allaboutvision.com/

This website provides more than 400 web pages of detailed information on eye health and vision correction options. Topics include eyeglasses, contact lenses, surgery, eye diseases, eye exams and nutrition.  All articles are reviewed by eye care professionals

 

American Academy of Optometry http://www.aaopt.org/

The American Academy of Optometry is committed to promoting the art and science of vision care through lifelong learning.  Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry are entitled to use the designation FAAO. Those that hold this designation are recognized by their colleagues as knowledgeable and experienced professionals who have met the high standards of professional competence in a broad range of issues related to eye care.

 

American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Controlhttp://www.orthokacademy.com/for-patients/

The AAOMC is an organization dedicated to educating the public on Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. Today the AAOMC, joined by its vendor members, is furthering its mission as it reaches out to the public and private sectors in ways only an independent and non-biased organization can.

 

American Optometric Associationhttp://www.aoa.org/

The American Optometric Association represents approximately 39,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students, paraoptometric assistances and technicians. The website holds a wealth of patient and public information. Topics include “Eye and Vision Problems”, “Good Vision For Life”, “Caring For Your Vision” and “Resources For Teachers”.

 

College of Optometrists in Vision Developmenthttp://www.covd.org/

COVD is a non-profit, international membership association of eye care professionals including optometrists, optometry students, and vision therapists. Established in 1971, COVD provides board certification for practitioners who offer Behavioral and Developmental Vision Care, Vision Therapy, and Visual Rehabilitation.

 

Eye Care Americahttp://www.eyecareamerica.org/

EyeCare America is a public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The mission of this organization is to reduce avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment by raising awareness about eye disease and care. The website is full of free eye health educational materials.

 

Foundation Fighting Blindnesshttp://www.blindness.org/

The mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to increase the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal diseases.

 

Glaucoma Research Foundationhttp://www.glaucoma.org/

This foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by glaucoma. Among other things, the website offers basic facts about the disease, an explanation of treatment options and updates on reasearch.

 

Lighthouse Internationalhttp://www.lighthouse.org/

With its headquarters in midtown Manhattan, this group has dedicated themselves to fighting the various causes of vision loss. The website is a great resource for patients looking for services, assistance or just a information about various eye conditions.

 

Macular Degeneration Partnershiphttp://www.amd.org/

Using various tools, the Macular Degeneration Partnership is working hard to provide comprehensive, easily understood and up-to-the-minute information about macular degeneration for everyone who needs it. The website is a great resource for information, ongoing research, new treatments and various advocacy campaigns.

 

Myopia Controlhttp://www.myopiacontrol.org/

Myopiacontrol.org is an excellent resource for those looking to learn about myopia control. The website details the various treatment options as well as discusses relevant research on the topic. With a list of worldwide contributors, this is website is packed with plenty of information.

 

National Eye Institutehttps://www.nei.nih.gov/

As mandated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute’s mission is to conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.

 

National Keratoconus Foundationhttp://www.nkcf.org/

The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) is an outreach program of the Discovery Eye Foundation, a non-profit organization. The NKCF is dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of keratoconus and the support of scientific research into the cause and treatment of keratoconus.