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MedlinePlusMedlinePlus: Eye Diseases
Access related information in categories such as diagnosis/symptoms, prevention/screening, pictures/diagrams, specific conditions, clinical trials, genetics, research, statistics and more.
American Foundation for the BlindAmerican Foundation for the Blind
National nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss. Priorities: broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources.
Lighthouse InternationalLighthouse International
Dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.
Foundation Fighting BlindnessFoundation Fighting Blindness
Mission: Drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
International Academy of Low Vision Specialists
Members of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) are using miniaturized binoculars or telescopes to help people who have lost vision. They also list rules for drivers with low vision by state.
Self-Training in Eccentric Viewing
Learn to use peripheral vision through eccentric viewing.
 
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
Since 1946 the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence.
Macular Degeneration InternationalMacular Degeneration International
Non-profit support organization for The Foundation Fighting Blindness which combines the strength of The Foundation´s research mission to find treatments and cures for macular degeneration with MDI´s mission to help people lead independent and rewarding lives. 
MD SupportMacular Degeneration Support
Information and personal assistance for people dealing with macular degeneration and similar retinal diseases.
Vitreous-Retina-Macula Consultants of NY
Highly respected in their field. Read more about newer treatments for wet macular degeneration here.
 
Canadian National Institute for the BlindCanadian National Institute for the Blind
Aim: Help people who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind find ways to lead independent lives, through the development and delivery of a wide range of rehabilitation, library, accessibility, mobility and other special technological programs and services. The CNIB's Library for the Blind is considered a world leader through the use of new communications technologies. 
Association for Vision Science LibrariansAssociation for Vision Science Librarians
A lengthy list of eye resources.
American Academy of OphalmologyAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
Mission: Advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists (eye MDs) to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care.

 

Last modified: 06/29/2013