The National Eye Institute (NEI) was established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong the vision of the American people. Their site provides a good primer on the eye and related diseases and disorders.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is the largest national membership association of Eye M.D.s (ophthalmologists). A section for patients/public covers a variety of eye health topics including Laser Surgery in Ophthalmology, LASIK - Is It For You?, LASIK Risks and Selecting a Refractive Surgeon.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is a membership organization for optometrists and optometric educators. The Public Info section includes links to sites that provide detailed information on eye health and vision correction options.
The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strbismus' (AAPOS) mission is to provide ethical leadership for comprehensive medical and surgical eye care of children and adults with strabismus (the condition where the eyes are misaligned). The site includes a public resources section.
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit devoted to expanding possibilities for people with vision loss. This site includes information about new tools and technology as well as information about independent and healthy living for people with vision loss.
The American Optometric Association (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. Their site includes general information on vision conditions and eye diseases. Information is also provided on contact lenses, children's vision, and sports and vision.
Prevent Blindness America is a volunteer eye health and safety organization with the mission of preventing blindness and preserving sight. This site includes information about vision screening programs and services, the eye and how we see, and eye problems in adults and children.
This site provides information on a variety of common vision problems and therapies. This site has sections on laser vision correction (LASIK and similar procedures), cataracts, and glaucoma.
This is a site from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration specifically devoted to LASIK surgery. It includes sections on who is an appropriate candidate for LASIK surgery, risks, finding the right doctor, expectations, FDA-approved lasers and more.