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Eye Health Organizations Database

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BrightFocus Foundation
22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, MD 20871
• BrightFocus Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting research and providing public education to help eradicate brain and eye diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. BrightFocus provides free educational materials to people affected by or interested in these diseases, empowering them to take action for themselves and others. Through a toll-free phone number, 1-800-437-2423, people can speak directly with a member of the information services staff, Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm Eastern time, for answers to questions, support, and referrals.

Children's Glaucoma Foundation (CGF)
2 Longfellow Place, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-3011
• Serves to increase the awareness of the symptoms and encourage parents and doctors to screen infants and children for glaucoma.

EyeCare America
P.O.Box 429098
San Francisco, CA 94142-0998
• EyeCare America provides comprehensive eye exams and care for up to one year, often at no out-of-pocket cost. To find out if you are eligible, visit their online referral center at EyeCare America is a public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation (FCGCF)
1983 Marcus Avenue, Suite 111
Lake Success, NY 11042
1-877- 611-4232
(516) 327-2236
• Coordinates the Student Sight Savers Program, an effort where supervised medical school students conduct screenings for glaucoma and other eye diseases for high-risk groups. Offers grants to cover the free screening of glaucoma in many different regions.

(The) Glaucoma Foundation
80 Maiden Lane, Suite 700
New York, NY 10038
(212) 285-0080
• Coordinates public education activities and encourages routine eye examinations. Funds research on the molecular genetics of glaucoma and on optic nerve regeneration. Provides referral to glaucoma specialists. Publishes public and patient education materials, including a newsletter, Eye to Eye.

Glaucoma Research Foundation
251 Post Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 986-3162
• Founded in 1978, The Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF)is America's oldest and most experienced national institution dedicated solely to its mission: to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education, and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. Glaucoma Research Foundation offers education and support for people and their families through Gleams, a free newsletter providing information about glaucoma treatment and research updates. Gleams is available in print and by e-mail. Additional publications include: Understanding And Living With Glaucoma, a 32 page booklet written by and for people with glaucoma. Childhood Glaucoma, a 32 page reference guide for parents of children with glaucoma.

National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
(301) 496-5248
• Conducts and supports research on eye diseases and vision disorders. Offers free publications for the general public and patients.

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB)
1775 Church Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 234-1010
• Dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight by providing services, education, advocacy and innovation. Screens children for vision loss and strabismus and adults for glaucoma. Provides thousands of low-income and homeless persons with eyeglasses. Sponsors the Aging Eye Network, the Macular Degeneration Network and Stargardt's Network that provide public programs and support groups, and offers the Low Vision Learning Center for low vision rehabilitation.

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