Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS)
The mission of TFOS is to advance the research, literacy & educational aspects of the scientific field of the tear film and ocular surface.
The Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation (SSF)
Founded in 1983 the SSF provides patients with practical information and coping strategies that minimize the effects of Sjögren's. In addition, the Foundation is the clearinghouse for medical information and is the recognized national advocate for Sjögren's.
American Optometric Association (AOA)
The American Optometric Association represents approximately 36,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians. Optometrists serve patients in nearly 6,500 communities across the country, and in 3,500 of those communities are the only eye doctors. Doctors of optometry provide two-thirds of all primary eye care in the United States.
National Eye Institute (NEI)
The National Eye Institute (NEI) was established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong the vision of the American people. As one of the Federal government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NEI conducts and supports research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision. Part of the NEI mission is to develop public and professional education programs that help prevent blindness, reduce visual impairment, and increase awareness of services and devices that are available for people with low vision.
American Academy of Optometry (AAOPT)
Since 1922, the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) has been enhancing excellence in optometric practice by fostering research and disseminating knowledge in vision science through the continuing education presented at its annual meeting. Fellows of the Academy are committed to the premise that learning is a lifelong obligation of a professional, as is the commitment to expand the professions knowledge base through ongoing fellowship and exchange.Since 1922, the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) has been enhancing excellence in optometric practice by fostering research and disseminating knowledge in vision science through the continuing education presented at its annual meeting. Fellows of the Academy are committed to the premise that learning is a lifelong obligation of a professional, as is the commitment to expand the professions knowledge base through ongoing fellowship and exchange.
All About Vision® was launched in January 2000 to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date consumer resource about all aspects of eye health and vision correction. It enlightens visitors about the many products, therapies and services that can enhance their vision, and their lives.
American Academy of Ophthalmology
The 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.
Founded in 1985, EyeCare America is a public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Our mission is to reduce avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment by raising awareness about eye disease and care, providing free eye health educational materials and facilitating access to medical eye care.
In addition to our online educational materials, we offer eye care programs for which individuals may qualify. Callers will be asked a series of questions to determine the program that provides the most appropriate eye care services.
EyeSmart empowers Americans to take charge of their eye health. We urge everyone to know their risk factors for eye diseases, infections and injuries, and to understand how ophthalmologists can help prevent, diagnose and treat eye conditions.
The Dry Eye Zone
The Dry Eye Zone is a resource center for people with severe or chronic dry eye who are looking for relief and treatment of dry eye resulting from systemic diseases (Sjogrens, RA, lupus, cGVHD, Stevens Johnson, thyroid disease, Bell's palsy), eye conditions (meibomian gland disease, blepharitis, ocular rosacea, corneal dystrophies), elective surgeries (LASIK, PRK, blepharoplasty), eyelid conditions (lagophthalmos, ptosis) medically necessary surgeries, drug side effects (antihistamines, diuretics, beta blockers), eye injuries and burns, chemotherapy and radiation, aging, menopause, or any others of the many causes of dry eye.
Help My Dry Eyes
Help My Dry Eyes provides news and information on Dry Eye Syndrome.