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The Foundation Fighting Blindness - Works to find treatments and cures for blinding retinal degenerative diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and Usher syndrome.

The Glaucoma Foundation - Promotes and funds research into the causes of glaucoma and potential cures for the disease. Provides free literature and referrals to the public.

Low Vision Service State University of New York College of Optometry (SUNY) - Offers complete evaluations and special testing including VEP's, ERG's, ultra sound and color vision analysis. Low vision aids are provided on loan for trial; on-site training provided.

The National Eye Institute - A Governmental agency that provides information about vision research, funding information, grants and contracts.

National Foundation for Eye Research - A non-profit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of cataract research.

National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) - Provides information on albinism and hypopigmentation. Also provides peer support and sponsors conferences on the subject  

National Organization for Rare Disorders - A patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai - One of the world's leading facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, and related structures of the head and neck. Founded in 1820, NYEE is the first and most historic specialty hospital in the nation, as well as one of the busiest.

Prevent Blindness America - Conducts a program of public and professional education, research and industrial and community services to prevent blindness.

Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute - Conducts rehabilitation engineering research and development of aids for orientation & mobility, low vision, vocational education, recreation and persons who are deaf-blind. Can provide expert consultation on specialized JobNet adaptations.

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