Interesting Vision Information and Links

These useful links will provide you additional information about vision, eye care, eyeglasses, contact lenses, research, low vision, eye disease and treatment information. These links will open a new window to view the external site.

The Foundation for Fighting Blindness
The Foundation for Fighting Blindness is an organization that raises money to fund medical research to develop treatments for vision loss. They are a membership organization and deserve your support. They are an excellent resource for current information on research written in easy language. They have a newsletter you can subscribe to.

National Eye Institute
The National Eye Institute (NEI) sponsors research into treating the causes of vision threatening diseases as well as providing objective information about eye care and current treatment choices including LASIK. There is no better authority and source of information about eye care!

Ocutech Low Vision Aids
Ocutech Low Vision Aids represent the newest devices to enhance vision of those with macular degeneration and other visual impairments.

Glaucoma Information
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. However, with early treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving.

Facts About The Cornea and Corneal Disease
The cornea is the major lens of the eye. Keeping it clear and healthy is important for sharp vision.

Fun sight for kids of all ages to learn about the eyes!
The See All You Can See website is brought to you by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The NEI is the U.S. government’s lead agency for research on eyes.

Retinitis Pigmentosa
An excellent review of current knowledge about this eye disorder.

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