Help People See and Cope with Vision Loss
The organizations listed here help to bring eye care to underserved regions and/or segments of the population with vision challenges. These entities recognize the educational value of All About Vision by linking to the appropriate pages of the website.
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At least 670 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to an eye examination and a pair of glasses. Optometry Giving Sight targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error by supporting programs that offer not only eye exams and glasses in countries with little or no access to them, but that establish the infrastructure and human resources required for sustainable, quality vision care. Learn more >
The OPC (Organisation pour la Prévention de la Cécité - Organization for the Prevention of Blindness) is an international organization for ocular public health. It fights to preserve the sight of as many people as possible in the most deprived populations in French-speaking developing countries. Learn more >
Lighthouse International is dedicated to helping people of all ages overcome the challenges of vision loss. Learn more >
American Foundation for the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind is committed to improving accessibility in all areas of life for the visually impaired. Consulting services are also available for those organizations who wish to maximize the accessibility and usability their products, services and websites are to people with disabilities. Learn more >
National Keratoconus Foundation
Founded in 1986, the National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) is a non-profit organization that is part of The Discovery Eye Foundation. The mission of the NKCF is to increase awareness of keratoconus while supporting research on the cause and treatment. Learn more >
Vision Aware provides free, practical, hands-on information to enhance quality of life and independence for adults with vision loss, their families and friends, caregivers, and related professionals. Learn more >
The Vision of Children Foundation
Established in 1990, The Vision of Children Foundation is dedicated to the eradication of hereditary childhood blindness and vision disorders. The foundation serves as an informational resource, provides a family support network, sponsors research programs and offers a computer monitor program for visually impaired students. Learn more >
BrightFocus Foundation (formerly American Health Assistance Foundation) funds research seeking cures for Alzheimer's disease, age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, and provides information about risk factors, preventative lifestyles, available treatments and coping strategies.
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Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity
Established in 1971, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) provides vision care services to those below poverty level and without access to eye care. VOSH programs supply eyeglasses, treat eye disease and refer or perform vision surgery to more than 100,000 people around the world each year. Learn more >
National Eye Foundation
The National Eye Foundation provides professional, comprehensive eye care to unemployed, working poor and less fortunate people of all ages, races and walks of life. By partnering with industry leaders, the National Eye Foundation is able to offer patients high quality eye care that they normally could not afford. Learn more >
RestoringVision provides new reading and sunglasses at low cost to groups going to developing countries. Since 2003, we have supplied more than 1.7 million glasses to more than 600 different groups. Both reading and sunglasses are easy to dispense and make a dramatic difference in people's lives. Learn more >