Vision Medical Services
This section provides contact information for local eye doctors and links to other medical resources that individuals may find informative.
Ophthalmologists – Physicians (eye MD’s) who specialize in diagnosis and treatment of refractive, medical and surgical problems related to the eye.
Optometrists- Vision care specialists; Doctor of Optometry (OD). Specialize in vision problems, treating vision conditions with glasses, contacts, low vision aids and vision therapy.
A. National associations and local services
Relating to Vision or conditions known to cause vision loss. There is also information given on how to contact Ophthalmologists and optometrists in the state of Maine.
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
National website that provides information for local ophthalmologists. Also has current information and vision awareness programs. www.aao.org
- American Diabetes Association
This website has information about news and ongoing diabetes research. Local resource information is available at this site. www.diabetes.org
- American Optometric Association
National website that provides information for local optometrists. Also has current information and vision awareness programs. www.aoanet.org
- CHIPS (consumer health information program and services)
Individuals can call and get information on extremely rare eye diseases sent to them free of charge. Phone (310) 830-0909 www.colapublib.org/services/chips
- Dial Medical Direct
individuals may be eligible to receive diabetic supplies in the mail if they have Medicare. They cannot receive supplies in the mail if Maine Care is their only insurance provider. Phone 1-800-597-0007 www.dialmedicaldirect.com
- Diabetes Management.
Diabetes Mall catalogue provides extensive diabetes information, the latest research findings and some products. www.diabetesnet.com Diabetes resource, glycemic index, etc. - www.mendosa.com
- Maine Optometric Association
This website can give you the names and contact information of optometrists in your local area just by clicking on the town where you want to find an optometrist. If you use a JAWS program and have difficulty accessing this website – please call the contact number below to obtain more information. www.maineeyedoctors.com Go to ‘search’ type in city and zip code this it will bring up list of eye optometrists in your area. Or try www.maineeyedoctors.com/srchmoa.asp and enter your search criteria. 72 Western Avenue, Augusta, Maine 04330 Phone (207)626-9920 Fax (207)626-9935
- Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
The Eye MDs This website has a link which give you the names and contact information for ophthalmologists in your area just click on the town where you want to find an ophthalmologist and a list will appear with all of the ophthalmologists located in that town along with their contact information. www.maineeyemds.com Go to link on left side, “find and eye MD” click on that and then type in city/town. You are looking for ophthalmologists. P. O. Box 190, Manchester, ME 04351 Phone: (207) 445-2260 Fax: (207) 445-4880 Email: email@example.com
- Glaucoma Foundation
This website contains information on the latest research relating to glaucoma, has a news letter and there is also information given about support groups. www.glaucomafoundation.org
- The American Society of Cataract and refractive surgery
This site provides information for patients, their families, and interested members of the public on a variety of common vision problems. www.ascrs.org
- The American Society of Retina Specialists
This website includes information about ongoing research, healthy recipes, as well as locating a local retina specialist. www.retinaspecialists.org
- The Diabetic Retinopathy Foundation
This website gives links on how individuals may receive supplies through the mail, contains information on new developments related to diabetes and has information about other conditions caused by diabetes. www.retinopathy.org
- The National Eye Institute
This website gives information about the latest research and treatments available for many different eye conditions. www.nei.nih.gov Phone (301) 496-5248
- The Foundation Fighting Blindness
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is a non-profit national organization that funds research for macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa (RP), Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, and other related diseases. www.blindness.org
- Macular Degeneration International
The International has become a support organization for The Foundation Fighting Blindness which combines the strength of The Foundation’s research mission to find treatments and contains many helpful links related to macular degeneration. www.maculardegeneration.org
- Macula Vision Research Foundation, MVRF, is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on curing retinal diseases by funding visionary research.
MVRF funds the work of leading international scientists in their research for treatments and cures for retinal diseases, including macular degeneration and congenital childhood blindness.
Fearless funders of innovative research, one MVRF-funded study found the only known treatment for Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis, a genetic form of childhood blindness - MVRF is curing blindness, one research study at a time!
- ROPARD: Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Retinal Diseases
This website includes information about ongoing research and is also a great link for parents to communicate with other parents. www.ropard.org
- University of Iowa Ophthalmology
Website containing large directory links to blindness and vision related information and products. ebeye.ophth.uiowa.edu
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