In addition to our own website, there are other sites on the Web that provide interesting eye care and vision health information. Because we are committed to improving the overall eye health of our patients, we are providing the following selection of links to other websites you might find interesting and informative. We have grouped some of the links into various categories to provide quick access to the topics of greatest interest to you.
If you have a suggestion for a new link, please send us an email, as we are always looking for good resources to pass along to our valued patients and visitors to our website. We hope you find these sites helpful!
Below are some of the most recognized professional associations in the fields of ophthalmology and optometrics.
American Society of Retina Specialists
Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of Eye MDs with over 7,000 members internationally. The website provides an in-depth look at eye care health, while providing their membership with ongoing learning and support.
American Board of Ophthalmology
The ABO is an independent, non profit organization founded in 1916. This organization is responsible for the certification and continual learning for ophthalmic practices across the country.
Eye and Vision Health
The following links provide some good general information on eye care and vision health.
Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired
The goal of the LightHouse is to help individuals find solutions that make living independently with vision loss a reality. We are committed to the idea that blindness and self-reliance are not contradictory.
OASIS (Older Alabamians System of Information and Services)
The Older Alabamians System of Information and Services program, known as OASIS , is a federally funded program designed to assist persons 55 and older and visually impaired in living more independently in their homes. OASIS offers older Alabamians rehabilitation teaching services, orientation and mobility instruction, low-vision examinations and devices, individual peer support, support groups, mail reading services, and transportation assistance to low-vision clinics.
National Eye Institute
The National Eye Institute (NEI) was established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong the vision of the American people. Their main purpose is to develop public and professional education programs to help prevent blindness, reduce visual impairment, and increase awareness of services and devices that are available for people with low vision.
Other health related websites of interest on the Web.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
The world’s leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information. Provides credible health information, supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review.
Healthcentral.com.com is one of the most trusted sources of medical information and up to date news and contains a doctor-approved health encyclopedia of diseases and conditions, the ability to find symptoms and treatments. Also drug information with side effects and interactions.
Features daily health news on a variety of useful topics. Includes some health information sorted by gender, age, and race.