Helpful Links & Resources

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

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
     
  • 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.
     
  • Jewish Guild Healthcare
    This organization provides clinical services, low vision rehabilitation, adult day health care, mental health services, education and programs for individuals with developmental disabilities as well as vision loss.
     
  • Lighthouse International
    With a mission to fight vision loss through prevention, treatment, and empowerment, Lighthouse International offers many resources to people overcoming the challenges of vision loss.
     
  • 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 (www.bookshare.org) 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.