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InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® - the AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. InfantSEE®

VSP-Eyes of Hope

Eyes of Hope® supports local communities around the globe through initiatives that provide access to eye care, eyewear, and disaster relief to places where they’re needed most. Together with VSP network doctors, to date, VSP Global has provided access to no-cost eye care and eyewear for more than 2 million people in need. VSP-Eyes of Hope

The Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (SCCO/MBKU)

Marshall B. Ketchum University is now home to the Southern California College of Optometry. MBKU will provide a diversity of health care training opportunities in an environment fully focused on medical professionalism, combining advanced clinical training with innovative teaching methods. The University confers a four-year, professional degree, Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) and a Master of Science in Vision Science (M.S.) degree. MBKU's developing School of Physician Assistant Studies expects to award a Master of Medical Sciences (MMS) degree. View more on SCCO/MBKU

The Eye Care Center (ECC)

Eyecarecenter is staffed with experienced doctors and the latest technology to ensure healthy vision with personalized eye care for the entire family. The following are just a few of the many eye and vision conditions our doctors and their staff are trained to diagnosis and treat. If you believe you are experiencing any of these conditions, please schedule an exam with one of our doctors today. ECC

University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry Patient Care

Tang Eye Center, The Tang Eye Center provides a wide variety of services to meet your visual and ocular health needs. The clinical staff includes two U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry graduates and residency trained doctors of optometry, senior and junior optometry interns, post-graduate optometry residents, and an American Board of Opticianary Certified optician. Tang Eye Center

Western University of Health Sciences, School of Optometry 

The WesternU Health eye care specialists provide comprehensive patient care and education for you and your entire family. You will benefit from the very latest care provided by experienced Western University faculty doctors of optometry and students. Together, these professionals maintain a close collaboration that promotes the highest level of patient-centered care. Western University of Health Sciences School of Optometry

Lions Club

Since 1990, SightFirst has been making quality eye care accessible to those who most need it. SightFirst has made it possible for more than 30 million people to have improved or restored vision. Lions Club

Covered California

California’s online guide connecting people to healthcare services and programs in their communities. It’s as easy as 1-2-3! My health resource

New Eyes for the Needy

New Eyes for the Needy is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of the poor. Individuals cannot apply for themselves. The online application is only accessible to social service agencies who apply on their clients behalf.
New Eyes for the Needy

American Optometric Association (AOA) 

The American Optometric Association is the leading authority on quality care and an advocate for our nation's health, representing more than 44,000 doctors of optometry (O.D.), optometric professionals and optometry students. Founded in 1898, the AOA is a federation of state, student and armed forces optometric associations. Through these affiliations, the AOA serves members consisting of optometrists, students of optometry, paraoptometric assistants and technicians. American Optometric Association (AOA)

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 800 communities. The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. American Diabetes Association (ADA)

American Optometric Foundation 

The AOF is a philanthropic organization that develops and provides financial support for optometric research and education in vision and eye health. American Optometric Foundation

The Optometric Extension Program Foundation 

The Optometric Extension Program Foundation is an international organization* dedicated to the advancement of the discipline of optometry through the gathering and dissemination of information on vision and the visual process. The Optometric Extension Program Foundation

Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society

The Mission of the Ocular Wellness & Nutrition Society (OWNS) is to provide leadership, education, advice, and guidance to eye care and other health care professionals and consumers regarding the role of nutritional support as it relates to vision and eye health. The OWNS supports evidence-based analysis concerning nutritional influences on eyes and systemic disease. Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)

The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International (NORA) is an inter-disciplinary group of professionals dedicated to providing patients who have physical or cognitive disabilities as a result of an acquired brain injury with a complete ocular health evaluation and optimum visual rehabilitation education and services to improve their quality of life. NORA is committed to advancing the art and science of rehabilitation, with particular emphasis on treatment modalities designed to optimize visual-motor, visual-perceptual and visual information processing dysfunction among neurologically affected persons. Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)

National Eye Institute (NEI)

The National Eye Institute (NEI) was established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong the vision of the American people. As one of the Federal government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NEI 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 visual system functions in health and disease. The National Eye Institute (NEI)

College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)

The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) is a non-profit, international membership association of eye care professionals including optometrists, optometry students, and vision therapists. Established in 1971, COVD provides board certification for eye doctors and vision therapists who are prepared to offer state-of-the-art services in -- Behavioral and developmental vision care; Vision therapy; Visual rehabilitation College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)


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Unite for Sight

Unite for Sight supports eye clinics worldwide by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care. Unite for Sight applies best practices in eye care, public health, volunteerism, and social entrepreneurship to achieve our goal of high-quality eye care for all. The programs are locally led and managed by ophthalmologists at Unite For Sight's partner eye clinics.

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC's) FQHC Search

Federally Qualified Health Centers are community-based health care providers that receive funds from the HRSA Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas. 

Federally Qualified Health Centers may be Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, Health Care for the Homeless, and Health Centers for Residents of Public Housing.

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