The following organizations provide in-depth and reliable information for patients about various eye conditions and diseases.
The AAO is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. Its mission is to protect sight and empower lives by advocating for patients and the public, leading ophthalmic education, and advancing the profession of ophthalmology.
The American Society of Retina Specialists provides a unique forum to advance the understanding of vitreoretinal conditions. Its website offers information for patients with retinal diseases, and promotes the importance of treatment by a retina specialist.
The Glaucoma Research Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding better ways to treat patients with glaucoma. Its mission is to fund innovative research and support to find a cure.
The NEI was established by Congress as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its research leads to sight-saving treatments, reduces visual impairment and blindness, and improves the quality of life for people of all ages.
Women’s Eye Health.org was formed in response to the troubling reality that two-thirds of the world’s population of blind and visually impaired persons are women. Its mission is to educate the public regarding these diseases which may be preventable or treatable.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) is the world’s leading source of funding for research in retinal degenerative diseases. It funds leading edge research in promising areas such as new pharmaceuticals, gene therapy, and stem cell treatments.
The Mass. Lions Research Fund provides critical financial support for various eye research programs, including New England Eye Center. Lions Clubs throughout the state have raised millions of dollars toward this effort.