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(The) Glaucoma Foundation

80 Maiden Lane, Suite 1206
New York, NY 10038
1-800-452-8266
(212) 285-0080

Coordinates public education activities and encourages routine eye examinations. Funds research on the molecular genetics of glaucoma and on optic nerve regeneration. Provides referral to glaucoma specialists. Publishes public and patient education materials, including a newsletter, Eye to Eye.

International Foundation for Optic Nerve Disease (IFOND)

P.O. Box 777
Cornwall, NY 12518
(845) 534-7250

Promotes research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of optic nerve disease. Disseminates information about optic nerve disease.

Knights Templar Eye Foundation

1000 East State Parkway, Suite I
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 490-3838

Knights Templar Eye Foundation provides assistance for eye surgery for people who are unable to pay or receive adequate assistance from current government agencies or similar sources.

Lighthouse International

111 E. 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
1-800-829-0500
(212) 821-9200
(212) 821-9713

(TDD) Serves as a national clearinghouse for information on vision impairment across the life span including specific services for children and seniors. Offers a comprehensive selection of educational products, large print materials, talking products, and related specialty items for people with visual impairments. Offers reading and library services, employment and recreation resources, and technology centers.

Lions Clubs International

300 W. 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842
(630) 571-5466

Provides financial assistance for eye care to individuals through local clubs. Coordinates sight conservation activities. (Note: There are Lions Clubs in most localities, and services vary from club to club. Check your telephone book for the address and telephone number of your local club.)

LowVision.com

3030 Enterprise Court, Suite D
Vista, CA 92801
1-800-826-4200
Fax: 1-800-368-4111

Founded in 2007, LowVision.com was created to become the resource center for Low Vision. Recognizing the need, Lynne Noon, OD and Optelec US joined forces to fill in the gap between patient and doctor in the Low Vision Industry. The purpose was to give patients, friends and family of patients, and doctors a forum to find all their answers and solutions in one place. With that concept in mind, LowVision.com is the one stop shop for all low vision needs. Whether it is information, news, discussion groups, or products, LowVision.com is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with visual impairments.

Low Vision Gateway

Provides information and resources for people with low vision and their families. Contains links to information on low vision specialists, low vision aids, organizations that provide support and assistance, and resources for parents and teachers. Sponsored by The Internet Low Vision Society and the Low Vision Centers of Indiana.

Macular Degeneration Partnership

6222 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 260
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 623-4466 (office)
(310) 623-1837 (fax)

If you have macular degeneration, or know someone who does, this is the place for you. There is hope and help.

Whether you were just diagnosed or have had AMD a long time, you can find the information, resources and support you need right here. Family members and caregivers can learn what it’s like to have macular degeneration and how they can help.

National Eye Institute (NEI)

National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
(301) 496-5248

Conducts and supports research on eye diseases and vision disorders. Offers free publications for the general public and patients.

National Federation of the Blind

1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314

Provides a wide variety of services to visually impaired people. Works with agencies and blind people they serve to provide a cost-effective pathway to jobs with good earnings and benefits. Publishes the Braille Monitor and Future Reflections. Distributes a catalog of publications available in large print, Braille, or audiocassette, and a catalog of aids and appliances.

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