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Armstrong Optical Services - eyecare links, ophthalmic links, eyecare reference links
American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology website offers a guide to the departments of the Academy, patient education pages, and an extensive, searchable guide to the annual meeting, as well as a set of Internet links.

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus website is sponsored by the AAPO&S with assistance from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Boston University School of Medicine. Includes general announcements, lectures and papers, consumer resource files, downloadable programs and images, and an Internet tutorial.

American Board of Ophthalmology
Founded in 1916, the American Board of Ophthalmology is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists (eye physicians and surgeons) in the United States.

The ABO was the first American Board established to certify medical specialists and is one of 24 specialty Boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Medical Association.

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
The mission of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is to raise the standards and skills of anterior segment surgeons through clinical and practice management education and to work with patients, government and the medical community to promote delivery of quality eye care.

American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA)
American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators mission: To improve, develop and further advance the ophthalmic practice administrator by identifying new services and products and seeking avenues for their personal and professional growth.

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) was founded in 1969 to establish a qualified body of surgeons who have training and experience in this highly specialized field. The mission of this Society is to advance training, education, research, and the quality of clinical practice in the fields of aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery specializing in the face, eyelids, orbits, and lacrimal system.

The Society has over 400 national and international members and sponsors several scientific meetings yearly. To help train well qualified physicians, ASOPRS also sponsors specialized fellowship training for postgraduate physicians who have completed an accredited ophthalmology residency.

Canadian Association of Optometrists
Official web site of the Canadian Association of Optometrists. This site is committed to providing quality information about Optometry, the national association, and vision and eye health.

Canadian Ophthalmological Society
Formed in 1937, the purpose of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society is to assure the provision of optimal eye care to all Canadians by promoting excellence in ophthalmology and providing services to support its members in practice.

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons was established in 1991 and evolved from the European Intraocular Implant Club. Today the ESCRS is the leading forum in Europe for discussion, learning and the development of cataract and refractive surgery. Evolution in procedures is the direct result of ophthalmologists teaching each other and learning from each other.

Eye Surgery Education Council (ESEC)
The Eye Surgery Education Council (ESEC) is an initiative established by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), a professional society of ophthalmologists dedicated to raising the standards and skills of surgeons, through clinical education and to work with patients, government, and the medical community to promote delivery of quality eye care.

Future Optometrists
The Future Optmetrists website is designed to be the most comprehensive resource for all optometry students. It has links to associations, journals, online resources, and links to various topics of the optometric education like anatomy, histology, pathology, microbiology, etc.

Germanspeaking Society of Intraocular Lens Implantation and Refractive Surgery

The Glaucoma Foundation
The Glaucoma Foundation, established in 1984, is the premier not-for-profit organization committed to leading the fight against glaucoma and to identifying new treatments and cures. Research holds great promise for the 3 million Americans and 67 million people worldwide who suffer from glaucoma.

Glaucoma Research Foundation
The Glaucoma Research Foundation’s (GRF) mission is to preserve the sight and independence of individuals with glaucoma through research and education with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.

International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
The International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Refractive Surgery Interest Group (RSIG) have joined forces to create the world's largest and strongest eye care organization that is solely dedicated to refractive surgery. This new organization is known as the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (ISRS/AAO) and will continue a tradition of innovative ideas and powerful educational programs in refractive surgery. ISRS has more than 2,500 members from more than 80 different countries.

Internet Ophthalmology Society
Description: A "virtual eye center" established by the University of Pisa, Italy, this site offers a variety of resources for eye care professionals. Through the site, you can also join the Internet Ophthalmology Society (membership is free). Both English and Italian language versions of this site are available.

Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)
Established in 1969, the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology is an international nonprofit corporation that certifies and provides continuing education opportunities to ophthalmic allied health professionals. JCAHPO is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). JCAHPO's organization is a commission with 16 ophthalmological and ophthalmic allied health societies/associations in the United States and Canada.

Macular Degeneration Foundation
Macular Degeneration Foundation's website, Eyesight.org is a leading resource for information concerning Macular Degeneration to a growing population of individuals affected by the disease and related low vision conditions. Provides research information, news articles, newsletter and more.

Molecular Pathogenesis of Eye Infections Research Center (MPEIR)
The Molecular Pathogenesis of Eye Infections Research (MPEIR) Center was established in July 1994 to provide a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary environment for research into debilitating infectious diseases of the eye. Website includes links related to the center's current research projects, research and training opportunities, meetings, and other related information.

The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF)
The National Keratoconus Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of keratoconus and the support of scientific research into the cause and treatment of keratoconus. NKCF provides educational materials and support programs designed to help those with keratoconus better understand and cope with this condition.

Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society
Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society website, featuring topic-area abstracts from a variety of publications and e-mail addresses of members. The OAS Newsletter and literature reviews were under construction when we last visited.

Ophthalmic Photographers' Society
The Ophthalmic Photographers' Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to a highly specialized form of medical photography pertaining to the field of ophthalmology. The main objectives of the Society are to provide primary and continuing education in the field of ophthalmic photography, to set and maintain standards for the profession through a multi-level certification program, and to promote scientific advancement in the technology.

Opticians Association of America
The Opticians Association of America (OAA) is the only national organization working on behalf of the independent Optician. OAA's mission is to promote and expand opticianry by being the single, unified voice of America's Opticians. In support of this mission, we are committed to promoting professional stature through leadership, education, legislative representation, and communication.

Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society
Since the early 1980s, an ever-growing interest in outpatient ophthalmic surgery-as a means of providing the best possible care for our patients at the lowest possible cost-has been developing in the U.S. and abroad. In 1981, that interest, along with expanded reimbursement for outpatient surgical facilities, stimulated the founding of the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society and its subsequent growth to a current membership of more than 500 ophthalmic surgeons.

Pediatric Keratoplasty Association
The Pediatric Keratoplasty Association (PKA) is designed to assist pediatric ophthalmologists, corneal surgeons, and others in the diagnosis and management of pediatric corneal cases through the exchange of ideas and information.

Philadelphia Regional Ophthalmic Society
The basic objective of the Philadelphia Regional Ophthalmic Society is to assist members in upgrading their skills and making continuing education readily available. In addition to presenting lectures and workshops for continuing education, PROS has become a primary resource for information regarding educational programs and certification.
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Prevent Blindness America
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year through public and professional education, certified vision screening training, community and patient service programs and research.

Texas Ophthalmological Association (TOA)
The Texas Ophthalmological Association (TOA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1956 to promote and advance the science and art of medical eye care. Current membership is approximately 800 physicians, with headquarters for the TOA being located in Austin. The TOA was named a "Model State Society" by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1998, and received the Academy's "Special Recognition Award" in 1996 and 1997 for political action and public affairs work, respectively.

The Vitreous Society
The Vitreous Society was created in 1983 to promote the exchange of scientific information and new ideas among doctors specializing in diseases of the retina and vitreous.

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