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9. Optic Nerve
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A must see web site if you're a LIONS member in Ohio or interested in what the LIONS do in Ohio. Lists current district governors, committees, newsletter, agencies funded including pilot dogs and central Ohio LIONS eye bank, LIONS foundations, international LIONS information and much more.
Provides grants for a variety of worthy causes. The Foundation supports various sight and diabetes-related programs such as the Ohio Lions Foundation Pre-School Vision Screening Program (block grants to screen pre-school children and grants for the purchase of film and retrofitting cameras), Clovernook Opportunities Center Low Vision Clinic, American Diabetes Association Mobile Outreach Unit and Dial Ohio program, the printing of Tactic Magazine, and special educational events such as the Touching Stories Exhibit and the relocation of the Lions Sensory Garden to the Ohio State School for the Blind.
Lion World Services for the Blind
Lions World Services for the Blind serves people who are blind and visually impaired. Clients learn independent living skills and job training skills The goal of the rehabilitation center is to prepare the individual who is blind or visually impaired to function independently.
LIONS Club International
A must see Web site for every LIONS member
LIONS Club International Foundation
See what LIONS members are doing for the blind and to prevent blindness world wide.
LIONS Eye Bank - Central Ohio
The Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank, affiliated with and located in The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology, is a non-profit agency that has provided service to the central andsoutheastern Ohio communities since 1973.
Eye Research and Eye Disease and Resources Links
(These web sites have been reviewed by the Medical/Scientific Advisor for the Ohio LIONS Eye Research Foundation and found to contain accurate information.)
Alliance for Aging Research
Provides a great booklet-type discussion of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and what to eat and what not to smoke if you have ARMD. Other topics about aging are discussed. A great source of information for every LIONS member, as well as anybody over the age of 45!
American Academy of Ophthalmology
The home site of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Source of a wealth of information about Ophthalmology, eye disease, treatment trials, state and federal laws, etc. A must see site if you or a loved one has vision problems.
American Optometric Association
The home site for the American Optometic Association. Has an education center, tips on how to keep your eyes healthy, media center, etc. Great site to review for knowing more about contact lenses, eye diseases and common eye problems.
American Foundation for the Blind
A great information resource center about blindness and advocacy.
American Printing House for the Blind
Provides media, tools and materials for the blind and visually impaired.
Blinded Veterans Association
Helps to make life easier for blind veterans.
A good resource for health related information and organizations related to health care.
Helen Keller International
Dedicated to helping children and adults with blindness and its prevention. Gives history and life if Helen Keller and discusses certain eye diseases.
"Lighthouse International is a leading resource worldwide on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation. Through its pioneering work in vision rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy, Lighthouse International enables people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and productive lives."
Macular Degeneration Foundation
This site summarize developments in research on causes, mechanisms and treatment of macular degeneration. In addition, articles by people with macular degeneration present their ideas and techniques for coping with reduced or lost central vision. A great "must see" site for people coping with Macular Degeneration
NOAH - National Association of Albinism and Hypopigmentation
Provides information about albinism and NOAH. It's a place where people with albinism, their families and those that work with them can ask questions and share experiences.
Prevent Blindness America
"Prevent Blindness America® is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Prevent Blindness America serves millions of people each year through public and professional education, community and patient services programs and research." A "must see" site for information and its graphic displays.
Also see http://www.protectvision.org Sponsored by Prevent Blindness America in partnership with Allergan, "Protect Vision" is a new venture dedicated to assuring that eye care professionals have access to the latest findings and information regarding diseases that threaten sight. Glaucoma is the focus.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is a national eye research organization that funds retinal degeneration research at over 50 institutions in the United States and foreign countries. The Foundation Fighting Blindness is the largest provider of retinal degenerative research funding in the world and serves as an information source for eye care specialists, professionals and affected families.
Canadian Ophthalmological Society.
Search their Web site for eye diseases.
Ohio Amblyope Registry
The Ohio Amblyope Registry is the first statewide registry for amblyopic children and their families in the United States. It provides free information about all kinds about eye problems and prevention, case management and help with financial assistance for amblyopic children and their families. The Ohio Amblyope Registry is part of the Ohio Save Our Sight Program for Children, which receives funds through a voluntary check-off box on Ohio License plate renewal forms. The Ohio Department of Health manages the SOS program.
A witty site full of links to computer resources, electronic texts-references, organizations and e-mail lists for blind and visually impaired people.
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Great information for parents of school-aged children who are blind or visually impaired.
American Council for the Blind
An advocacy group for the blind and visually impaired.
National Eye Institute/National Institute of Health.
Although rather disappointing in terms of available information about eye disease and blindness, nevertheless a must bookmark site for recent research on related topics for those who are blind or those with low vision.
American Toy Institute/Toy Industry Foundation.
Toy catalog for children with special needs, including visual impairment and blindness.
National Federation of the Blind.
Advocate association/site for the blind and visually impaired.
National Family Association for Deaf-Blind.
A must bookmark site for those who are blind or hearing impaired and deaf .
Royal National Institute for the Blind.
If you're in the United Kingdom, visit this site.
National Association for Visually Handicapped.
This site is for people dealing with difficulties of vision impairment.
A guide to Internet resources about visual impairments for parents and teachers.
2008 OLERF Annual Report (PDF file)