Glaucoma and Cataracts may be a natural part of aging. Losing your vision doesn’t have to be.
Learn more about our partners in treating these diseases:
The mission of the American Academy of Ophthalmology is to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.s) to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care.
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) is an independent non-profit organization founded to advance the art and science of ophthalmic surgery and the knowledge and skills of ophthalmic surgeons. It does so by providing clinical and practice management education and by working with patients, government, and the medical community to promote the delivery of quality eye care.
EyeCare America is dedicated to reducing avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment by raising awareness about eye disease and care, providing free eye health educational materials and facilitating access to medical eye care. They offer online educational materials and multiple eye care programs.
The Glaucoma Research Foundation works to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education, and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
Lumenis Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) therapy is an effective and convenient treatment option in the ongoing effort to prevent glaucoma from “stealing” vision.
The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) is a patient-based organization which works to prevent glaucoma blindness by providing information, literature and advice.
The International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), a partner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology is the leading worldwide organization for refractive surgeons.
As part of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute’s mission is to “conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.”
The Maryland Society for Sight works to achieve its mission through vision screenings for preschoolers, visual acuity and glaucoma screenings for adults, mobile eye care for the homeless, and eye health and safety education programs.