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Eye Health Organizations

The following organizations and websites are concerned with preventing eye disease, finding treatments, or supporting people living with vision impairment. We provide these links as a service, not as an endorsement of the organizations or the contents of the websites.

 

Aging Care

http://www.agingcare.com

Find the answers you need to help deal with the stress of aging parents and elder care (senior care). Whether mom or dad needs long-term elder care, help to recover after a hospital stay, or mom or dad is living with you, we have the support and resources caregivers need.

AMD Alliance International

http://www.amdalliance.org/

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

www.afb.org

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit working to expand possibilities for people with vision loss. Their website offers a message board for discussion.

American Macular Degeneration Foundation

www.macular.org

American Macular Degeneration Foundation is committed to the prevention and cure of AMD and offers hope and support to those afflicted.


BrightFocus Foundation

http://www.brightfocus.org/

A program of the BrightFocus Foundation, funds glaucoma and macular degeneration research, and provides the public with information about risk factors, prevention, treatments, resources and coping strategies.

Caring.com

www.caring.com

Provides senior care articles, elder care advice from experts, health and treatment information, community forums and current news.

ClinicalTrials.gov

www.clinicaltrials.gov

ClinicalTrials.gov is a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The website provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. Current Eye Disease Trials »

The Foundation Fighting Blindness

www.blindness.org

The mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive research into retinal degenerative diseases, such as macular degeneration. They offer a message board and chat about retinal disease.

Glaucoma Research Foundation

www.glaucoma.org

The Glaucoma Research Foundation funds research in order to better understand and treat glaucoma in the hope of finding a cure.

Glaucoma Service Foundation to Prevent Blindness

www.willsglaucoma.org

The organization's mission is to preserve or enhance the health of all people with glaucoma and to provide a model of medical care by supporting the educational and research efforts of the physicians on the Wills Eye Institute Glaucoma Service.

Lighthouse International

www.lighthouse.org

Founded in 1905, Lighthouse International provides clinical services, education, research, and advocacy programs.

Macula Vision Research Foundation

www.mvrf.org

MVRF is a national non-profit organization focused on curing blindness by funding visionary research.MVRF provides funding to leading scientists researching treatments for retinal diseases, such as macular degeneration and childhood blindness.

Macular Degeneration Partnership (MDP)

 www.amd.org

is a patient education and outreach program of the nonprofit Discovery Eye Foundation. MDP provides accurate and unbiased information about age-related macular degeneration (AMD), support and resources.

MD Support

www.mdsupport.org

The website offers free information and personal assistance for people dealing with macular degeneration and similar retinal diseases.

National Association for Visually Handicapped (NAVH)

www.navh.org

NAVH offers training in the use of and access to a wide variety of optical aids and lighting; a large print, nationwide, free-by-mail loan library; large print educational materials; quarterly newsletter; referrals; self-help groups and educational outreach.

National Eye Institute (NEI)

www.nei.nih.gov

One of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the NEI conducts and supports research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision.

National Federation of the Blind

www.nfb.org

The National Federation of the Blind has been the leading source for helping blind and low vision people find the resources, support, and hope they need to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Their website includes resources providing not only information concerning vision loss, but also information that reflects high-expectations, promotes self-confidence, and provides inspiration for blind and low vision people and their loved ones.  In addition, the NFB operates the NFB Jernigan Institute—the only research and training center developed and directed by the blind—providing innovative programs in education, technology, rehabilitation/employment, research, and products and services to help the world’s blind achieve independence.

Prevent Blindness America

www.preventblindness.org

Prevent Blindness America is a volunteer eye health and safety organization, providing vision screening, education, and advocacy.

 

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