|American Optometric Association (AOA)|
|243 North Lindbergh Boulevard|
|St. Louis, MO 63141|
|Web Address: ||www.aoa.org|
The American Optometric Association (AOA), which is a national organization of optometrists, can provide information on eye health and eye problems.
|P.O. Box 429098|
|San Francisco, CA 94142|
|Phone: ||1-877-887-6327 toll-free|
|Fax: ||(415) 561-8567|
|Web Address: ||www.eyecareamerica.org|
EyeCare America is a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. This site aims to raise awareness about eye diseases and eye care. It has information about eye conditions, treatments, and general eye health. You can check to see if you qualify for a free eye exam.
|Food and Drug Administration (FDA): LASIK|
|10903 New Hampshire Avenue|
|Silver Spring, MD 20993|
|Phone: ||1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)|
|Web Address: ||www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/SurgeryandLifeSupport/LASIK/default.htm|
This website has information for the public about laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery. LASIK surgery is meant to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses. It permanently changes the shape of the cornea, which is the clear covering of the front of the eye.
|National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health|
|31 Center Drive MSC 2510|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-2510|
|Phone: ||(301) 496-5248|
|Web Address: ||www.nei.nih.gov|
As part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the National Eye Institute provides information on eye diseases and vision research. Publications are available to the public at no charge. The Web site includes links to various information resources.
|Prevent Blindness America|
|211 West Wacker Drive|
|Chicago, IL 60606|
|Web Address: ||www.preventblindness.org |
Prevent Blindness America assists the visually impaired and provides consumer information on vision problems and vision aids. Its website has information about eye health and safety for children and adults. Many states have local affiliates.