Description of services provided: The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the professional association of ophthalmologists (eye MDs). Ophthalmologists are specialized doctors licensed to provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical, and optical care. The Academy offers a variety of public services including information and helplines for vision problems related to glaucoma, diabetes, senior eyecare, and other vision problems.
Description of services provided: AMDF provides information on macular degeneration, Stargardt’s Disease, and related issues, such as health and nutrition tips, drugs, and depression. They also provide support and information on legal issues, vision aids, news, and a care and services directory.
Address: 111 East 59th St. New York, NY 10022-1202
Description of services provided: Lighthouse International offers worldwide resources for vision impairment and vision rehabilitation. The resources include: courses, publications, a newsletter, guides to vision devices, and a wide variety of weblinks.
Description of services provided: MDF provides information on many types of macular degeneration and includes pictures, an eye test, glossary of terms, reports, research, a chat room, news, a newsletter, books, and tapes.
National Eye Institute
Address: 2020 Vision Place Bethesda, MD 20892-3655
Description of services provided: NEI provides a wealth of information on eye diseases and disorders, vision care resources, news, materials, photos, images, videos, eye education programs, and information about clinical studies.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a