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American Academy of Ophthalmology - eyeSmart

Healthy Families of South Texas

Southwest Texas Optical

News, Clinical Trials and information for Retina Specialists

Senior Site - American Foundation for the Blind

South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind

The Healthy U Show with Judy Lapointe Jennings

Jack Medina Jack Medina
Jack Medina, M.A. is "America's Fitness Coach" and President of Designs for Fitness, a consulting firm dedicated to educating the public on topics of nutrition, exercise, stress management, and injury prevention.

Eye Research

Macular Degeneration International

National Neurovision Research Institute (NNRI)
NNRI is a non-profit, support subsidiary of The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB). The mission of the NNRI is to accelerate the translation of laboratory based research into clinical trials for treatments and cures of retinal degenerative diseases. As a medical research institute, NNRI works with pharmaceutical and government agencies to identify candidate therapies and new pathogenetic pathways of retinal diseases to further the drug discovery process.

American Foundation for the Blind
The American Foundation for the Blind, the organization to which Helen Keller devoted her life, is a national nonprofit whose mission is to ensure that the ten million Americans who are blind or visually impaired enjoy the same rights and opportunities as other citizens.

Alliance for Aging Research

Blindness Resource Center/NY Institute for Special Education
Provides patients, family members, and health care professionals easy access to information on clinical research studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions. Included are a summary of the purpose of the study, recruiting status, criteria for patient participation, location of the trial, and specific contact information.

Enhanced Vision
Low vision resources and innovative products

FFB Canada
We are the leading eye research foundation in Canada, innovative and committed fund raisers, quality providers of research information and a dynamic partner in a network of like-minded organizations.

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind is a nonprofit, charitable organization with a mission to provide Guide Dogs and training in their use to visually impaired people throughout the United States and Canada. Our dogs and services are free to those we serve, thanks to the generosity of donors and support of volunteers.

Connecting people with nonprofit information since 1994, GuideStar offers basic, in-depth, and customized data services on more than 1 million U.S. nonprofits.

Guild for the Blind
The Guild for the Blind works with adults who are blind or visually impaired, providing them with the tools and training they need to live independently and with dignity. Programs, with are offered in small groups or individually, include: New Visions, help for those experiencing new vision loss; Employment Connection, professional employment training; Robert Stone Center for Adaptive Technology, adaptive computer training; Information and Referral Services, information on blindness featuring “Guild Briefs,” a free monthly newsletter; and a Consumer Product Center, assistive tools for daily living, including a wide range of magnification tools, available for demonstration and purchase.

JBI: Jewish Books for the Visually Impaired (AKA Jewish Braille Institute)

Low Vision Information Center

The Low Vision Gateway
Created to be your starting point to access information on the World Wide Web related to the fields of low vision and blindness.

Macular Degeneration Support
MD Support offers information and human contact for people dealing with macular degeneration and similar diseases of the retina which may lead to central vision loss.

A consumer health website developed by The National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) at the National Institutes of Health. Along with comprehensive coverage of over 600 Health Topics, MEDLINEplus also contains nightly newswire updates, interactive tutorials with sound and pictures, medical encyclopedia, drug information, directories of health facilities and professionals, and more. Best of all it is FREE, commercial free, and totally private. Available at:

National Eye Institute

National Federation of the Blind
The purpose of the National Federation of the Blind is two-fold—to help blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect and to act as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind. By providing public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, aids and appliances and other adaptive equipment for the blind, advocacy services and protection of civil rights, development and evaluation of technology, and support for blind persons and their families, members of the NFB strive to educate the public that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on terms of equality.

Provides access, free of charge, to MEDLINE. Over 40 million searches done each month. Includes state-of-the-art retrieval features such as "related articles," links to related databases, and links to publishers' full-text articles.

Take a walk down the streets of an interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances in our environment.

Univ. of Iowa, College of Medicine, Carver Lab
The Carver Laboratory for Molecular Diagnosis is dedicated to providing non-profit genetic testing for rare eye diseases to meet a societal need.

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center--Molecular Diagnostic Testing for Inherited Eye Disease
The UM Kellogg Eye Center is proud to announce a state-of-the-art testing service: the Ophthalmic Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory. It will allow ophthalmologists to confirm diagnoses and help patients understand their risks for certain inherited eye diseases. Kellogg is unique in its ability to offer this genetic testing service, which also provides patients with an exceptional genetic counseling program.
Your connection to vision information and an accessible community for people who are partially sighted or blind.

Healthy eating made simple! The breakthrough method that allows you to easily choose healthy foods you love.

XRtainment Zone
Provides families and kids of all ages a fitness club of their own "where working out is all play" and exercise is fun. Using the latest exertainment technology and educational programs, lasting healthy lifestyle habits can be established, and obesity, cardiovascular and other lifestyle diseases can be prevented or reduced.

Dr. Colbert
Don Colbert, M.D. bases his plan for healing on God's Word, nutrition, exercise and common sense. Dr. Colbert has become recognized as a bestselling author and his books have sold over 4 million copies. He was recently the winner of the Christian Retailer's Choice award for best booklet series. The Bible Cure series. His new book: "Stress Less" addresses stress from a mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual standpoint.

Haven Today Ministries
Haven Today Ministries with Charles Morris brings you daily inspirational messages and music "For People Who Need Jesus Every Day" via over 400 radio stations worldwide. For the last 70 years Haven has touched the lives of thousands through its message and music.

Cooper Wellness Program
The Cooper Wellness Program is the lifestyle modification and medical spa program developed by famed physician and author Dr. Kenneth Cooper. Revitalizing four-, six-, and 13-day programs are held at the magnificent 30-acre Dallas campus of The Cooper Aerobics Center.

PRO-FIT is a professional fitness instructor training organization, established in 1980 by Alice Lockridge, M.S. Weekend workshops are held throughout the year for beginning and experienced fitness instructors, personal trainers, and aerobics instructors.