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The following are additional resources that you may use to learn about contact lenses, vision correction, and eye health. Although these sites are recommended reading, inclusion on this page does not imply endorsement of any website or organization, or the approval of any specific information.

Helpful Links to Eye Care Websites

This is where you can find what we hope will turn into a comprehensive list of Medical and Ophthalmic Web Site links. Also, links to interesting sites with info for and about Berks County.

Links to Medical Sites

Doctors of Optometry Doctors of Optometry Canada is the national public education campaign of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the 10 provincial optometric associations.

Canadian Assciation of OptometristsThe Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) represents the profession of optometry in Canada. It is our mission to enhance the quality, availability, and accessibility of eye, vision, and related health care; to enhance and promote the independent, and ethical decision-making of its members; and to assist doctors of optometry in practicing successfully in accordance with the highest standards of patient care.

Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists

The College of Optometry at Waterloo University Optometry and Vision Science
The University of Waterloo, provides the only English optometric training in Canada leading to an accredited Doctor of Optometry degree. The school also provides a graduate program in Vision Science and Optometry. Extensive clinic programs support practical experience for students, and health services for the public. Read more about the School of Optometry...

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

American Acadamy of Ophthalmology …Welcome! The American Academy of Ophthalmology is an international member association of more than 22,000 ophthalmologists, physicians who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care. This site provides authoritative information about eye care for the public, and serves the professional needs of the Academy’s members.

American Optometric Association …The American Optometric Association is the premiere authority in the optometric industry. With more than 32,000 members in 6,600 U.S. and foreign communities, the AOA leads the way in its mission of improving the quality and availability of eye and vision care everywhere.

Ophthalmic Photographer’s Society …Everything you ever wanted to know about Ophthalmic Photography from the source…the OPS.

SLACK Inc. …SLACK Incorporated is a provider of healthcare information, education, and association management products and services, with roots reaching back to the 1920s. SLACK is active in journals, newspapers, books, tradeshows, association management, and the Internet.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) …The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Programs for which CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), HIPAA, and CLIA.

The Reading Hospital and Medical Center For more than 130 years, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center has been synonymous with high quality, compassionate medical care. Our dedicated staff and exemplary facilities have helped us maintain an excellent reputation nationwide in health care. A 644-bed facility in West Reading, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center perennially ranks among the top four Pennsylvania hospitals in: adult and newborn admissions; surgical procedures; emergency care volume; and outpatient services.

Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Pottstown Memorial Medical Center is a 295-bed, non-profit hospital serving nearly 200,000 residents in Berks, Chester and Montgomery Counties. The Medical Center provides a full spectrum of healthcare services through a dedicated staff and comprehensive, modern facilities including inpatient and outpatient surgery, lab testing, x-rays and mammograms, rehabilitation services, and home care services as well as PMMC’s Maternity & Women’s Health Center, Cardiac Health Center, Occupational Health/ Work Recovery Program, Community Cancer Center, and Renal Care Center all of which exist to provide our service area with the highest quality,specialized services in a community-based setting. Approximately 250 physicians serve on the medical staff, with specialists in more than 30 medical areas.

The Glaucoma Research Foundation The Glaucoma Research Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting sight through research and education, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.

http://www.glaucoma-association.com This website is a comprehensive source of up-to-date news and information about glaucoma, and is provided as a free service by the International Glaucoma Association (IGA).
The IGA is a patient-based organisation which works to prevent glaucoma blindness by providing information, literature and advice.

American Glaucoma Society The mission of the American Glaucoma Society is to promote excellence in the care of patients with glaucoma and preserve or enhance vision by supporting glaucoma specialists and scientists through the advancement of education and research.

In addition to our own website, there are other sites on the Web that provide interesting eye care and vision health information.  Because we are committed to improving the overall eye health of our patients, we are providing the following selection of links to other websites you might find interesting and informative.  We have grouped some of the links into various categories to provide quick access to the topics of greatest interest to you.
If you have a suggestion for a new link, please send us an email, as we are always looking for good resources to pass along to our valued patients and visitors to our website.  We hope you find these sites helpful!

Associations

  • Below are some of the most recognized professional associations in the fields of ophthalmology and optometrics.


  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of Eye MDs with over 7,000 members internationally.  The website provides an in-depth look at eye care health, while providing their membership with ongoing learning and support.


  • The ABO is an independent, non profit organization founded in 1916.  This organization is responsible for the certification and continual learning for ophthalmic practices across the country.


  • Eye and Vision Health
  • The following links provide some good general information on eye care and vision health.

  • A guide to eye care, LASIK laser eye surgery, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision, eye exams, computer vision syndrome, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye problems and diseases.  Contains eye doctor Q&A’s, frequently asked questions, and much more.


  • An informative website offering a plethora of information to consumers interested in learning more about overall eye care health.  Topics include everything from eye care, eye health, refractive surgery, eye conditions and diseases, choosing proper contacts, maintaining eye glasses, and much more.


  • The National Eye Institute (NEI) was established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong the vision of the American people.  Their main purpose is to develop public and professional education programs to help prevent blindness, reduce visual impairment, and increase awareness of services and devices that are available for people with low vision.


  • General Health
  • Other health related websites of interest on the Web.

  • Healthcentral.com.com is one of the most trusted sources of medical information and up to date news and contains a doctor-approved health encyclopedia of diseases and conditions, the ability to find symptoms and treatments.  Also drug information with side effects and interactions.


  • Features daily health news on a variety of useful topics. Includes some health information sorted by gender, age, and race.

  • WebMD The world's leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.  Provides credible health information, supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review.


  • General Vision Information

Laser Vision Correction


Eye Diseases and Disorders


Links of Interest

All About Vision - allaboutvision.com: One of the most comprehensive guides to any question you may have about vision and eye care.
RX Savings Plus - rxsavingsplus.com: RXSavings Plus is a prescription discount program for the uninsured and underinsured.
Computer Vision Syndrome - prio.com: One of the most complete website relating to computer ergonomics and eye-strain.
Color Blindness - vischeck.com: Follow the links and simulations on this comprehensive website dealing with color vision anomalies.
TLC Laser Centers - visionsource-redhawkvisioncenter.com: Dr. Broyles is an affiliate Doctor of TLC Laser Eye Centers-the world's most advanced laser eye correction organization.
Children's Vision Information Network (CVIN) - childrensvision.com: The goal of CVIN is to provide education about frequently overlooked vision problems in the hopes of helping those children who struggle unnecessarily because of undiagnosed vision disorders.
Lighthouse International Resource Center - lighthouse.org: This is probably the most complete and well compiled website on dealing with vision impairment. Many excellent links for Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Low Vision Aids and much more.
Gas Permeable Contact Lenses - contactlenses.org: The authoritative website for gas permeable contact lens information
Optical Illusions - optom.com/illusions/newillusions.html: Enjoy this collection of illusions which underscores the fact that vision entails much more than seeing.

International Eye Care Organizations

Other organizations concerned with eye care in developing nations include:

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