Resources

American Academy of Opthalmology - www.aao.org
Search for an ophthalmologist by location and specialty. Has information about eye conditions and diseases.

American Academy of Optometry - www.aaopt.org

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus - www.aapos.org
Includes a public forum with searchable topic threads.

Fight for Sight - www.fightforsight.com
Fight for Sight's mission is to encourage and finance research in ophthalmology, vision and related sciences to prevent blindness.

Foundation Fighting Blindness - www.blindness.org
A national eye research organization that funds laboratory and clinical research at over 40 prominent institutions in the United States and foreign countries.

Glaucoma Research Foundation - www.glaucoma.org
Its mission is to protect the sight and independence of people with glaucoma through research and education, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. A registered charitable 501(c)(3) organization. One hundred percent of contributions to the GRF go to research and education; overhead and fund-raising expenses are covered from investment earnings.

International Albinism Center - http://albinism.med.umn.edu/
The International Albinism Center is a team of research professionals at the University of Minnesota. It is a multi-disciplinary group of researchers that include interests in clinical genetics, molecular biology, ophthalmology, dermatology, and biochemistry, all with a central theme of understanding the cause and effect of albinism and other forms of pigment loss in humans.

Macular Degeneration Foundation's Eyesight Informer Home Version - www.eyesight.org
Amsler Grid lets you test yourself for signs of macular degeneration. Information about MD research.

The Macular Degeneration Partnership - www.amd.org
The Macular Degeneration Partnership is a coalition of patients, families, researchers, clinicians and leaders in the fields of vision and aging. Their mission is to creat an unprecedented collaboration among all these stakeholders to disseminate information about AMD, provide support to patients and marshall resources for a cure.

National Eye Institute - www.nei.nih.gov
One of the components that constitute the Federal government's National Institutes of Health, the National Eye Institute (NEI) supports more than 80 percent of the vision research conducted in the United States. In addition, the Institute conducts studies in its own facilities in Bethesda, Maryland. The NEI attempts to discover safe and effective methods to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases and disorders of the visual system.

National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation - www.albinism.org
NOAH is a U.S. based nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that offers information and support to people with albinism, their families and the professionals who work with them. It is operated on a volunteer basis and is funded primarily by dues and contributions of its members.

Retinitis Pigmentosa - www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/lib_retp.htm

Understanding Retinitis Pigmentosa - www.kellogg.umich.edu/patientcare/downloads/Understand-Retinitis-Pigmentosa.pdf

Retinitis Pigmentosa - www.edel-optics.co.uk/Retinitis-Pigmentosa.html

Retina Specialists - www.retinaspecialists.net
Provides patients with information about retinal conditions and surgeries including diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, macular hole, macular pucker, macular cyst, uveitis, ocular tumors and retinal vascular diseases.

American Action Fund for Blind Children & Adults - www.actionfund.org
The Action Fund carries on a widespread campaign of public education, administers a program of scholarships and financial and other specialized assistance to individual blind persons, conducts seminars about blindness, and provides information to senior citizens to help them deal with vision loss in their later years.

American Council of the Blind - www.acb.org
Serves as a representative national organization of blind people; elevating the social, economic and cultural levels of blind people; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with the public and private institutions and organizations concerned with blind services; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities and conducting a public education program to promote greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind people.

American Foundation for the Blind - www.afb.org
A nonprofit organization founded in 1921 and recognized as Helen Keller's cause, the AFB is a leading national resource for people who are blind or visually impaired, the organizations that serve them, and the general public.

Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. - www.knightstemplar.org/ktef/
To provide assistance to those who face loss of sight due to the need for surgical treatment without regard to race, color, creed, age, sex, or national origin provided that they are unable to pay or receive adequate assistance from current government agencies or similar sources and to provide funds for research in curing diseases of the eye.

Lighthouse International - www.lighthouse.org
Lighthouse International enables people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and productive lives.

National Association for the Visually Handicapped - The NAVH works with the visually impaired so that those affected can live with as little disruption as possible.

Prevent Blindness America - www.preventblindness.org
A volunteer eye-health & -safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight.

LVRGNet, the Low-Vision Network - LVRGNet is the world-wide-web interface for the Low Vision Research Group (LVRG), providing an Internet resource for researchers, clinicians, and others with an interest in low vision. Here you can learn about recent and ongoing research in low vision, and find links to FAQs, support groups, discussion groups, and other resources for the low-vision community.

Low Vision Gateway - www.lowvision.org
Created to be a starting point to access information on the World Wide Web related to the fields of low vision and blindness.

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments - www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/education/napvi
NAPVI provides leadership, support, and training to assist parents in helping children reach their potential.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped www.loc.gov
A free library program of Braille and recorded materials circulated to eligible borrowers through a network of cooperating libraries.