Contact Lens Safety A very comprehensive website that has basic information concerning wearing and maintaining your contact lenses properly for maximum safety and also has tips for wearers with allergies, wearing contacts while taking medication and during pregnancy.
Wikipedia: Contact Lenses Everything you ever wanted to know about the history and origin of contact lenses. An excellent resource for students and teachers and those who are innately curious.
American Optometric Association: Incredibly comprehensive website relating to all things ocular (eye related). Mainly for Optometrists and very technical however they do have information for lay people on topics like eye health, disease, aging and safety.
Federal Trade Commission, Contact Lens Prescriptions: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the Contact Lens and Eyeglass Rules, which increase the “portability” of your contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions. Information on how to get and keep your written contact lens prescription so you may order online.
The Boston Foundation for Sight is a world renowned nonprofit eye health care organization. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families by transforming the understanding, treatment and care of complex corneal disease.
American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of Eye M.D.s., Ophthalmologists are medical and osteopathic physicians who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care.
Macular Degeneration Partnership If you have macular degeneration, or know someone who does, this is the place for you. There is hope and help. Whether you were just diagnosed or have had AMD a long time, you can find the information, resources and support you need right here.
Prevent Blindness America Founded in 1908 Prevent Blindness America is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, focused on promoting a continuum of vision care.
Glaucoma Research Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma. Founded in 1978 in San Francisco they fund glaucoma research world wide.
National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. The NFB improves blind people's lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence.
National Eye Institute is a part of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute’s mission is to conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other prgrams 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.
AMD.Org Macular Degeneration Partnership provides comprehensive, easily understood and up-to-the-minute information about macular degeneration for everyone who needs it. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye condition affecting as many as 15 million Americans, with 200,000 new cases each year. AMD causes severe vision loss because it attacks the macula of the eye, where our sharpest central vision occurs. It gets in the way of reading, driving, identifying faces, watching television, safely navigating stairs and performing other daily tasks. AMD never causes complete blindness, but it robs the individual of all but the outermost, peripheral vision, leaving only dim images or holes at the center of vision.
American Macular Degeneration Foundation works for the prevention, treatment, and cure of macular degeneration through raising funds, educating the public and supporting scientific research.
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