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More Vision Resources

The organizations listed below, while not affiliated with RPB, are aligned with RPB's mission to prevent blindness and restore sight. The services they offer may be relevant to your search for further information or assistance with a particular need. If you cannot find the kind of information you are looking for, please contact RPB and we will do our best to assist you.

Organizations providing Eye and Vision Information

Alliance for Aging Research  
American Council of the Blind  
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Optometry
American Foundation for the Blind  
 American Optometric Association
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Blinded Veterans Association
Closer Look at Stem Cell Research Learn about stem cells at a site provided by the International Society for stem cell research.
Council of Citizens with Low Vision International  
EyeCare America Free senior access to medical eye care for those who qualify.
Guide Dogs of America
International Society for Eye Research (ISER)
Lighthouse Guild Scholarships for legally blind students.
Lirot (The Israeli Research Association
for Eye Health and Blindness Prevention)

Hebrew site:
Med Bio World Links to ophthalmology journals worldwide.
National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research  
National Council for Aging Care Glaucoma:  A Guide for Seniors
National Eye Institute (NIH) Health Information  
National Eye Institute Healthy Eyes  
National Eye Institute See What I See:  Virtual Reality Eye Disease Experience
National Federation for the Blind  
National Registry of Drug-Induced Ocular Side-Effects (Note: you will have to create an account as a non-member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology to access this information.)
Second Sense (Formerly Guild for the Blind)  

Sight Loss Solutions Dot Org


An all-text, screen reader-friendly resource for all aspects of vision loss.


Student Resources

Resources designed to help visually impaired students transition into higher education.

Vision 2020

VisionAWARE - Self Help for Vision Loss



Low Vision Products and Materials

American Printing House for the Blind  
Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired  
Choice Magazine Listening  
Christian Record Services for the Blind  
JBI International  
Lighthouse Guild  
National Library Service for Blind and Physically Handicapped  
Reader's Digest Large Print for Easier Reading  
Xavier Society for the Blind  


U.S. Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control - Vision Health Initiative
 A resource for eye disease-related statistics in the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration Learn about LASIK surgery.
Safety information on medicines.
 National Eye Institute  
National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) - Vision and Aging  



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