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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

  • MedilinePlus – Eyes and Vision Information geared towards consumers about eyes and vision by the NIH.
  • SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
    Patient information documents from Tufts University in various Asian languages, from a variety of hospitals, health centers, and other organizations. Eye Care section covers topics such as glaucoma, blepharitis, cataracts, eye injuries, good eye health, etc.
  • Resources For the Blind and Vision Impaired
    List of resources by for individuals who are blind and visually impaired that includes help with adjusting to low vision or blindness; resources for youth, parents, and educators;  US, UK, and International Resources; resources in the latest medical advancements and research; and communication tech and mobile app resources.
  • Vision Impairment
    Fact sheet from the CDC about vision loss.

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.

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).