Blindness/Vision Impairment


The American Academy of Ophthalmology

A visually attractive, well-maintained, and very useful site addressed to the general public as well as the Academy's professional members. It includes links to EyeNet magazine and the Ophthalmology Journal, an online education center, a listing of member ophthalmologists, and a list of useful links.

American Optometric Association

This attractive and well-organized site offers information about eye conditions and concerns, and clinical care.

The Blindness Resource Center

The Blindness Resource Center from the New York Institute for Special Education is a clear and comprehensive guide to Internet and other resources on blindness, braille, the deaf-blind, eye conditions, national and international organizations, universities, research, helpful technology, and other topics. To increase accessibility of the site, it is available in graphic, text-only, large print, and Netscape frames format.

Foundation Fighting Blindness

Learn about specific retinal conditions and health and prevention topics related to vision and blindness.

The National Eye Institute (NEI)

The National Eye Institute, one of the National Institute's of Health, offers extensive information on vision disorders in English and Spanish, what's new in research, and public and professional education programs. Free publications, videotapes, facts sheets, and resource lists are available online and by order form.

Prevent Blindness America

The Prevent Blindness America site, features easy-to-use Family Home Eye Checks for adults and children, Eye Facts and Fun, links to other sites of interest, and information on finding a local Prevent Blindness affiliate.