This web site provides added general information about cataracts, the benefits of cataract surgery, lens implant options, and help in understanding and planning for your cataract surgery.

Get Eye Smart

When you go to "get your eyes checked," there are a variety of eye care providers you might see. Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians all play an important role in providing eye care services to consumers. However, each group has different levels of training and expertise; you should be sure you are seeing the right provider for your condition or treatment.

Glaucoma Research Foundation

For 30 years, the Glaucoma Research Foundation has funded innovative clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory research. We will continue to lead the way in research until a cure is found. We support promising ideas that the federal government's National Institutes of Health and large drug companies may pass over as being too "new and untested." Very often, the first-stage funding we provide results in the evidence mainstream funding sources require. This can lead to additional grants for promising projects and important advances in understanding and treating glaucoma.

Macular Degeneration Foundation receives top ranking by all major search engines for a reason ... It continues to be the leading resource for information concerning Macular Degeneration to a growing population of individuals affected by the disease and related low vision conditions.

A prestigious team of scientists associated with leading universities advise the Foundation and oversee the distribution of Research Funds contributed by appreciative visitors to this site.

Prevention of Blindness

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year.

Eye Care America

EyeCare America is a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Our mission is to preserve sight by raising awareness about eye disease and providing access to medical eye care.

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