Helpful Links

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: The national organization of pediatric ophthalmologists, of which Dr. Young is a member. The site includes information regarding children's eye disorders, and has a FAQ section for parents.
www.aapos.org

American Academy of Ophthalmology: The national organization of ophthalmologists (Eye MD's), of which Dr. Young is a member.
www.aao.org

Get Eye Smart: Produced by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, this is a useful source of information for patients regarding eye conditions and eye care.
www.geteyesmart.org

Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision: This paper, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and endorsed by the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, reviews current evidence regarding reading disorders. This evidence shows clearly that dyslexia is a langage processing disorder, not a vision disorder, and that "vision therapy" and tinted overlays are not the answer. Instead, children who struggle with reading need educational evaluation and, if they have dyslexia, multisensory phonics-based reading instruction.
http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/reprint/pediatrics;124/2/837.pdf

Adult Strabismus: Very helpful information for adults with double vision and/or eye misalignment.
http://www.aapos.org/resources/parent_resources

National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation: For patients with albinism. http://www.albinism.org

American Academy of Pediatrics : Includes general health infomation for patients.
www.aap.org

Histiocytosis Association of America: Information and support for families affected by Langerhans cell histiocytosis, eosinophilic granuloma, juvenile granulomatosis, and related disorders.
http://www.histio.org

Institute for Families: Consultation and therapy for families of children with devastating illness.
http://www.instituteforfamilies.org

LazyEyeTest: A handy home vision screening site:
http://www.lazyeyetest.org/index.htm

Optical Illusions: Just for fun.
http://www.michaelbach.de/ot

International Dyslexia Association: North Carolina Branch. Includes link to main IDA website.
http://www.nc-ida.org/3001.html

The Governor Morehead Preschool: a statewide outreach of the Governor Morehead School for visually impaired children. Gov. Morehead Preschool staff come to the home of visually impaired children up to age 5, to help teach visually impaired children and their families how to adapt to visual impairment.
http://www.ncoes.net/gms_preschool.shtml

Eye Information in Spanish:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/eyesandvision.html

American Nystagmus Network:
http://www.nystagmus.org/aao.html

The Eye Patch Club: Helpful hints for parents and children while patching.
http://www.preventblindness.org/eye-patch-club-0

Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Diseases:
http://www.ropard.org

Color Blindness/Color Deficiency:
http://www.toledo-bend.com/colorblind/index.asp





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