Nearsightedness (Myopia) - Other Places To Get Help
American Optometric Association
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141
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
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.
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
National Eye Institute, National Institutes of
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
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
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.