Patient Resources

The doctors at Grove Eye Care have compiled a list of trusted resources for our patients.  Check back regularly for new resources or information.

General Vision Resources

American Optometric Association – Find information on optometric diseases and relevant topics in optometry today. The American Optometric Association is the United States’ number one optometric authority, with over 35,000 members nationwide.

InfantSee Program – A public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, the American Optometric Association’s member optometrists will provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment within the first year of life as a no cost service.  Schedule your InfantSEE appointment in our Richmond or Midlothian location.

EyeCare America – A public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  Their mission is to reduce avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment by raising awareness about eye disease and care, providing free eye health educational materials and facilitating access to medical eye care.

EyeSmart – This public awareness campaign empowers Americans to take charge of their eye health. EyeSmart emphasizes the need for Americans to know their risk factors for eye diseases, infections and injuries, and the role ophthalmologists play in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of eye conditions.

National Eye Institute – Produced in conjunction with the U.S. National Institutes of Health, this site includes a patient information library, photos and illustrations, low-vision information, news and events, clinical studies and current research, and patient information in Spanish.

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration Foundation and the Macular Degeneration Partnership – Find information on age-related macular degeneration and low vision. Includes information regarding adult and juvenile AMD, an AMD pictorial, FAQs, glossary of eye terms, reports and research on AMD, news updates and a free newsletter.

Biosyntrx – Landmark studies show that the progression of Macular Degeneration can be slowed down by more than 25 percent with full-spectrum nutritional supplementation. We recommend the super-potent Macula Complete for our patients with macular degeneration. This one product contains all the vitamins and supplements many people buy separately at health food stores. It can be purchased in our office, or it can be conveniently delivered every month directly to your home.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma Foundation – Find the latest updates on glaucoma and glaucoma research, newsletters, and support group information.

Glaucoma Research Foundation – National non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma. Find educational resources and support for people with glaucoma and their families. Web pages include a site viewing toolbar to improve accessibility for the visually impaired.

Blindness

Foundation Fighting Blindness – Provides information on retinal degenerative diseases, including causes, current treatments and research and support resources.

Lighthouse International Produced in conjunction with the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB), this is an accessible, interactive global Internet portal for people who are partially sighted or blind, the professionals who work with them, and people who support them. The site features the latest information on vision impairment, its prevention and vision rehabilitation.

Keratoconus

National Keratoconus Foundation – Provides information and support to persons diagnosed with keratoconus. The NKCF publishes a newsletter, distributes patient information booklets, provides physician referrals, helps start local support groups and maintains this website for patient information and discussion.

Contact us for more information about these, or other vision care resources.  The experienced staff in our offices are here to serve patients across the Richmond area.  Our two locations make it easy for patients in Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico, Powhatan and more to get access to the best eye care available.

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