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Health Services : Vision Services

American Council for the Blind - ACB
Membership Organization of Blind and Visually Impaired People US
The American Council of the Blind - ACB provides information and advocacy for the blind. Their website gives general information about the council. The group also provides a monthly publication called The Braille Forum which is available by mail and also posted on the website.
American Foundation for the Blind - AFB
The American Foundation for the Blind - AFB provides information and advocacy for the blind. Their website is a resource for directory of services, community message boards, bookstore, and journals. This group also promotes the use of technology and information resources for visually impaired people.
Using Bookshare is simple and easy. You can search for a specific book title or browse through the library and its special collections, including newspapers and magazines. With a Bookshare membership, you can download accessible titles onto your computer and read them at your convenience. A variety of reading tools give you a range of options for reading your downloaded books.
Eye Care America
The Seniors EyeCare program ensures that every senior has access to medical eye care and promotes annual, dilated eye exams. The program raises awareness about age-related eye disease, including cataracts, provides free eye care educational materials and facilitates access to eye care at no out-of-pocket expense for eligible seniors.
There are numerous resources and devices to help people with low vision enjoy a wide range of activities and hobbies. Some of the national resources are mentioned here.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
The urgent mission of The Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher Syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
Glaucoma Research Foundation
Funding Innovative Research US
The Glaucoma Research Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization providing information and advocacy for people with glaucoma. Contact them for information on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of glaucoma, referrals to specialists, and coping strategies for patients.
Prevent Blindness America
This website provides a directory to look for vision resources in your state, a selection of articles and related resources, sight-saving programs and other services.
The Glaucoma Foundation
Learn About Glaucoma US
Communicating with your eye doctor is essential to successfully treating glaucoma.
The Low Vision Gateway
The Low Vision Gateway was created to provide information on the fields of low vision and blindness.
Visual Steps
Helping Indivuduals 50+ with Computer Skills US
Dedicated to helping individuals 50+ participating in computer technology. Visual Steps has practical and accessible computer handbooks, user guides and other instructional resources.