Helpful Links & Resources

The following websites have additional information about ophthalmologic conditions, services and other resources:

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. The AAO developed the EyeSmart website to educate the public about the importance of eye health and empowers them to preserve healthy vision. EyeSmart provides the most trusted and medically accurate information about eye diseases, conditions and injuries.  

  • Foundation Fighting Blindness
    This foundation funds research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. It also works to increase public awareness and provide information and outreach programs for patients, families and professionals.
  • Lighthouse Guild
    Lighthouse Guild provides a full spectrum of integrated vision + healthcare services helping people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions lead productive, dignified and fulfilling lives.
  • Research to Prevent Blindness
    This group is a leading voluntary health organization that supports eye research directed at the prevention, treatment or eradication of all diseases that threaten vision.
  • Spotlight Text
    eBook Reader for individuals wtih vision loss The App is seamlessly tied into the e-book library of Palo Alto non-profit Bookshare ( and provides readers with visual disabilities an alternative to traditional books on tape. The library currently has 300,000 titles including all current and recent NYTimes bestsellers. It has a very extensive collection of textbooks for K-12 children.  It was developed and tested in conjunction with Lighthouse Guild International and the American Foundation for the Blind.  Although the App is proprietary, should a patient be referred by a vision non-profit, one-third the $29.99 purchase cost is donated back to the organization. E-book downloads are free and unlimited for children and there is a minimal joining/maintenance fee for adults.