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American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
655 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 561-8505
http://www.aapos.org
• Dedicated to ensuring quality medical and surgical eye care of children and adults with strabismus. Provides information on common eye problems including strabismus, amblyopia, retinopathy of prematurity, conjunctivitis, and learning disabilities. Offers a website tool to help people find pediatric ophthalmologists in their local areas.

American Optometric Association
243 N. Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141
1-800-365-2219
http://www.aoa.org
• Represents optometrists in the United States. Optometrists are trained to examine, diagnose, treat and manage disorders that affect the eye or vision. Provides brochures on eye problems for the lay public and professional materials on eye care delivery. Offers a Find a Doctor service on their website to help people locate optometrists. Coordinates InfantSEE, a public health program designed to ensure early detection of eye conditions in babies 6 months to 1 year. Member optometrists provide a free comprehensive infant eye assessment to children younger than one year. A service of the AOA in partnership with The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. Locate a AOA participant on the InfantSEE website www.infantsee.org or by phone at (888) 396-3937.

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

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
1-800-331-2020
http://www.preventblindness.org
• Prevent Blindness fulfills its mission of the prevention of vision loss through focused attention on its core public health competencies of early detection, patient support, systems enhancement, public policy, research, public awareness, and health education. The organization's website - preventblindness.org - serves as its comprehensive source of information on eye health and safety; and the Prevent Blindness Vision Health Resource Center provides an avenue for the public to receive individualized attention through a toll-free phone number (800-331-2020) or by submitting questions via the website. Depending on the needs of the individual, Prevent Blindness distributes educational information and fact sheets on a variety of vision and eye health-related concerns.

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