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Eye Health and Vision Resources

The following websites are provided as a resource to practitioners on issues related to eye health and vision care. They are not endorsed by the College in any way.

General Resources

Anatomy, Histology, and Physiology

Consumer-oriented health references

Contact Lenses

  • All About Vision Contact Lens Information
    Consumer guide detailing information about contact lenses.
  • Contact Lens Spectrum
    Source of information about clinical contact lenses that includes information about new technologies, patient compliance, and fittings.
  • GP Lens Institute Educational division of the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association (CLMA) that provides practitioners with information and resources about contact lenses.
  • Andrasko Corneal Staining “The Staining Grid is a reference tool allowing the eye care practitioner to evaluate the level of biocompatibility of various contact lens and multipurpose solutions. It is presented as a grid with the solutions listed across the top and the lens materials listed down the first column. The percentages which appear in each cell represent the average percentage of the cornea which was stained when observed at 2 hours after lens insertion.”

Massachusetts Manuals and Materials

  • Vision Care Manual
    Manual by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance contains “regulations, administrative and billing instructions, and service codes for optometrists, opticians, ocularists, and ophthalmologists.”
  • Vision Care Services and Ophthalmic Materials
    Materials provided by the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (DHCFP).