Vision LinksHalifax Vision Centre
Includes information on cataract surgery, refractive lens exchange, phakic IOL surgery, and different types of intraocular lens options.
Optometry Giving Sight
250 million people are blind or visually impaired simply because they cannot obtain the glasses they need. Optometry Giving Sight funds the solution: an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Through sustainable primary eyecare programs, we give sight and hope to millions in need.
All About Vision
This is a great site for detailed answers to many common and not so common questions regarding vision and eye health. Check it out!
Refractive Source™: Straight Information on Refractive Surgery
Refractive Source™ provides information on refractive surgery to help patients make informed decisions and encourage eye doctors to provide better care. Created by Brian Chou, O.D., F.A.A.O., a doctor who believes in consumer education and protection, Refractive Source™ does not accept any funding that may influence content.
LASIK Eye Surgery: Learning About LASIK
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted an internet site on December 1, 2000, warning people of the risks of laser eye surgery and cautioning them on advertising campaigns promising 20/20 vision. This site serves as a source of unbiased information about refractive surgery. We feel it is an excellent educational site about laser surgery; however, one weakness of the site is the lack of hard data (actual numbers of people that suffer from complications).
The Laser Eye Center (TLC) - Halifax
Laser Pointers and Eye Safety - A Fact Sheet
Have you ever wondered if you can damage your eyes with laser pointers? For the answer, we will direct you to a fact sheet prepared by two experts from the University of Waterloo.
School of Optometry, University of Waterloo
If you are interested in a career as a Doctor of Optometry please check out this page. There are approximately 3,000 practising optometrists in Canada. The School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo offers the only Canadian optometry program with English as the language of instruction (the Université de Montreal offers the only other Canadian optometry program with French as the language of instruction). Each year, approximately 60 optometrists graduate from the University of Waterloo and about 40 graduate from the Université de Montreal.
The National Eye Institute (NEI)
Established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong the vision of the American people, the National Eye Institute (NEI), one of the Federal government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision. This research leads to sight-saving treatments, reduces visual impairment and blindness, and improves the quality of life for people of all ages. NEI-supported research has advanced our knowledge of how the eye functions in health and disease.
Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA)
Their mission is to promote the health of Canadians through diabetes research, education, service and advocacy.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
Since 1918, The Canadian National Institute for the Blind has been helping blind, visually impaired, and deafblind Canadians address one of the greatest challenges of their lives: thriving - not just surviving - in a sighted world.
Prevent Blindness America®
Prevent Blindness America® is the nation's (USA) leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight.
Optometric Services Incorporated (OSI)
OSI is Canada's largest buying group of ophthalmic products comprised of over one thousand optometrists from across Canada. As a member of OSI, our office enjoys substantial discounts on glasses, contact lenses and solutions that we pass on to our patients.
The Glaucoma Foundation
The Glaucoma Foundation is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to vital research and public education worldwide. They´re committed to helping you and your loved ones avoid the tragedy of blindness -- which can now be prevented in 90% of cases with early detection and treatment.
MEDLINEplus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MEDLINEplus brings together, by health topic, authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine (USA), the National Institutes of Health (USA), other government, non-profit and other health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MEDLINEplus and give easy access to the medical research literature.
CNIB Online Store
The Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) has launched its Online Store – a convenient new way to purchase products to make living with vision loss easier.