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California Vision Foundation

Founded in 1989, the California Vision Foundation (CVF) is a non-profit, optometric charity designed to provide low-income and uninsured families throughout the state of California with free comprehensive eye exams and low-cost glasses. For more information, visit

InfantSEE(tm) Program

InfantSEE is an American Optometric Association public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, member optometrists of the American Optometric Association will provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment within the first year of life as a no cost public health service. InfantSEE(tm) Program

Vision Service Plan (VSP)

At VSP, we're dedicated to offering affordable, high-quality eyecare plans that put people first, support visual wellness and improve one's quality of life. As the nation's largest provider of eyecare coverage, thousands of companies rely on VSP to provide a range of vision programs, from plans that meet overall eye health and wellness needs to plans that cover advanced vision correction procedures, including surgery. Vision Service Plan (VSP) Outreach

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) is the major patient care and clinical teaching facility of the Southern California College of Optometry located in Fullerton, California. The ECC is a world-class center for eye and vision care that's dedicated to providing excellence in patient care, clinical education, and research. 

University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry

Tang Eye Center, this satellite clinic of the Meredith W. Morgan Eye Center, is located in the Student Health Services Building, also known as the Tang Center. Able to handle almost all of the same quality care, this clinic even has their own selection of Eyewear. UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Western University of Health Sciences, School of Optometry

The Eye Care Center is proud to serve a wide diversity of patients of all ages and from all backgrounds. Patients will benefit from the very latest care provided by experienced University faculty doctors of optometry and interns. Together, these professionals maintain a close collaboration that promotes the highest level of patient-centered care. Western University of Health Sciences School of Optometry

Center for Partially Sighted

This site contains descriptions of programs, and other useful information for people with low vision. If you or someone you love has vision loss due to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, or any other visual condition, the Center for the Partially Sighted can help! The Center for the Partially Sighted

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

My Health Resource

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

Since our founding in 1932, New Eyes for the Needy has brought improved vision and hope for a better future to more than 7,500,000 people in the U.S. and around the world. New Eyes is a non-profit, non-sectarian volunteer organization. New Eyes for the Needy

American Optometric Association (AOA)

The American Optometric Association is the premiere authority in the optometric industry. With more than 32,000 members in 6,600 U.S. and foreign communities, the AOA leads the way in its mission of improving the quality and availability of eye and vision care everywhere. 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 Nutrition Society

The mission of the Ocular Nutrition Society is to promote excellence in the care of patients through nutritional support for eye diseases and disorders through professional education and scientific investigation. Ocular Nutrition Society

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)

The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International (NORA) is a group of committed individuals from various disciplines focused on advancing the art and science of rehabilitation for the neurologically challenged patient. Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation is an individualized treatment regimen for patients with visual deficits as a result of physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, stroke, and other neurological problems. It specifically treats acquired visual dysfunctions as determined by standardized diagnostic criteria. The treatment regimens encompass medically necessary compensatory and non-compensatory lenses and prisms with or without occlusion and other appropriate strategies. 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)

California Diabetes Program

Established in 1981, the California Diabetes Program is a partnership between the California Department of Public Health and the University of California, San Francisco and is funded primarily by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Guided by national and state goals as well as community input, the program is a coordinating leader for hundreds of multi-sector partners at the individual, community, health care, policy, and environmental levels. California Diabetes Program


QuitDay works to end smoking and its negative impact on eye health. Find out more by vising

Unite for Sight

Striving to reduce preventable eye health problems dedicated to the community. Uniteforsight

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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