American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
The organization’s goals are to advance the quality of children’s eye care, support the training of pediatric ophthalmologists, support research activities in pediatric ophthalmology, and advance the care of adults with strabismus.
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.
Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
Professional site for medical students, fellows and residents of family physicians. Scholarships, conferences, news and publications about family physicians in Ohio. Includes information on policy making and advocacy, special interest listservs professional development and career choices.
Ohio Association of School Nurses (OASN)
“The Ohio Association of School Nurses promotes optimal wellness among Ohio’s school children and their communities by supporting their educational success & providing leadership, education & support for the practice of school nursing.” Site includes information on awards and grants, annual conference, newsletters, legislative issues, Ohio health hearing and vision screening screening training and much more.
Ohio Help Me Grow
“Help Me Grow is a program for Ohio’s expectant parents, newborns, infants and toddlers that provide health and developmental services so children start school healthy and ready to learn. Help Me Grow provides the building blocks for success for Ohio’s families.” A site for parents as well as professionals involved in family and child issues from pre-pregnancy to school readiness.
Ohio’s Eye Exam Requirements for Special Education Students
Information for parents, doctors and school officials about Ohio’s new law requiring an eye exam by an Optometrist or physician (MD or DO) for school children identified with a disability and receiving services, for the first time, under an individualized education program (IEP).
Ohio Ophthalmological Society
OOS is undertaking a sports safety program for school-aged children in Ohio. Also learn more about what OOS is doing throughout Ohio. OOS has also developed a web site for sports safety, sports eye glass wear among other important issues related to sports and the eyes. Check-out this cool sports safety site at playhardgear.com.
Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio Department of Health is responsible for the management and oversight of the Save Our Sight (SOS) fund, the awarding of SOS grants and contracts including the Ohio Amblyope Registry. Go to the ODH web site to learn more about the basics of the SOS fund, grants and contracts awarded based on the fund, and other information as it relates to the eye health and safety of Ohio’s children.
Ohio Optometric Association
The mission of the Ohio Optometric Association is to promote high quality optometric care for the residents of Ohio, preserve and advance the profession of optometry, serve as an advocate for patients and members, and serve as the principal resource for public health information regarding the eyes and vision. Doctors of optometry can provide a lifetime of comprehensive eye care. In addition to providing eye examinations, refractive surgery consultation/referral, contact lenses and eye glasses, OOA optometrists test for and diagnose eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, macular degeneration and treat eye diseases with prescriptions.
OOA optometrists are the family doctors of vision and eyecare.
Opticians Association of Ohio
The mission of the Opticians Association of Ohio is to enhance the visual quality of consumers through the advancement of opticianry with educational endeavors, legislative activity and professional advancement.
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG)
“The Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) is a collaborative network dedicated to facilitating multicenter clinical research in strabismus, amblyopia and other eye disorders that affect children. The network, which was formed in 1997, is funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). The NEI is a part of the National Institutes of Health, which is the branch of government that funds medical research. There are currently over 60 participating sites (offices) with over 120 pediatric ophthalmologists and pediatric optometrists in the United States and Canada participating in the network.”
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. PBA has also collated all the children programs under their Star Pupils program (starpupils.org) to educate parents of the visual needs of their children.
Prevent Blindness Ohio
From the beginning, Prevent Blindness Ohio’s mission has remained steadfast – to prevent blindness and preserve sight. Our goal is to prevent the 50% of vision loss that is needless and help all Ohioans enjoy good sight for life!
Save Our Sight
The focus of the Save Our Sight Fund is to provide early detection of vision problems and the promotion of good eye health and safety.
When Ohioans apply for or renew their license plates, they will be asked if they want to contribute $1 to the fund and it will be added to their fee.
- Protective eyewear for youth sports and school activities and preventing eye injuries
- Support to children with amblyopia (lazy eye) through the Ohio Amblyope Registry
- Vision screening of children through training and equipping of screeners
- Eye health and safety programs for our schools