Are you looking for information on eye care services in Alabama? Do you have a question about eye disease? We are in the process of compiling an up-to-date resource guide that will be posted soon. Look back here for information on:

  • Vision resources in Alabama and beyond
  • Eye disease
  • Eye doctors
  • Eye research
  • Resources for the uninsured
  • Low vision and rehabilitation services
  • Eye safety and injury prevention
  • Professional training in vision-related fields
Meanwhile, here are links to helpful resources. Be sure to check with the sources as information may have changed.

FIND AN EYE DOCTOR
Find an Ophthalmologist - Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology
Find an Optometrist - Alabama Optometric Association
Eye Emergencies - UAB Callahan Eye Hospital at the corner of University Blvd. and 18th Street South in Birmingham, on the UAB campus

PUBLICATIONS
Census of Eye Care Providers in Alabama - conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and commissioned by EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, as a follow-up to the Eye Health Needs Assessment for Alabama
Eye Health Needs Assessment for Alabama - compiled 2000 by EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
Alabama Vision Resources - compiled 2005 by EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Project - UAB Department of Ophthalmology - has great resource list
Directory of Services for Persons who are Blind or Have Low Vision - compiled by Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
Vision Problems in the U.S. from Prevent Blindness America - Data Includes an 89 Percent Spike in Diabetic Eye Disease Over Last Decade
Economic Impact of Vision Problems from Prevent Blindness America
The Silver Book: Vision Loss Volume II from the Alliance for Aging Research and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research - Looks at the costs, prevalence and incidence of vision loss
Resource Guide for People with Visual Impairments - compiled by Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services OASIS

GLOSSARY OF EYE TERMS
from the National Eye Institute

ANATOMY OF THE EYE
a useful guide with links to worksheets, diagrams, lesson plans, definitions 

ALABAMA VISION RESOURCES
Age Related Macular Degeneration Project
Alabama Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
Alabama Deafblind Project
Alabama Department of Education - Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Alabama Department of Senior Services
Alabama Eye Bank
Alabama Eye Injury Registry
Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind
Alabama Library and Resource Center for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Alabama Lions Sight Conservation Association
Alabama Radio Reading Service Network
Alabama Statewide Technology Access and Response (STAR) System
Birmingham Museum of Art Accessibility for Vision Impaired
Cahaba Valley Health Care - providing access to quality healthcare for the underserved, primarily Hispanic, communities in Jefferson and Shelby Counties.

Callahan Eye Hospital - 24-hour eye emergency department
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham - Eyesight field of interest fund
Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation - serving the Mobile and Fairhope region
Huntsville Subregional Library for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
Impact Alabama: Focus First - screens children, ages six months to five years, in Head Starts and lower-income daycares for vision problems, and refer for subsidized follow-up care.
KidOne Transport - providing transportation to doctor's appointments for children and expecting mothers
Lakeshore Foundation - services for youth and adults with vision impairments. Lakeshore's Lima Foxtrot program provides services for military with combat-related injuries; Operation Night Vision is specifically for combat-related eye injuries
Liz Moore Low Vision Center - at St. Vincent's East
McWane Science Center -  Imax theatre has equipment for blind and visually impaired
Mobile Association for the Blind 
Parent Connection Network of Alabama
Sight Savers America - a nonprofit that assists children with obtaining eye exams, glasses and other needed eye care from local eye care providers and clinics.
Songs for Sight - Musical celebration to raise awareness and funds for the UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation and to support research efforts for the Optic Nerve Imaging Center
Southeastern Diabetes Education Services - includes diabetic eye care in its educational programs
Southwest Alabama Regional School for the Deaf and Blind
UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation
UAB Driving Assessment Clinic
UAB School of Education - Certification Program for Teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired
UAB School of Health Professions - Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation for Occupational Therapists
UAB School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology
UAB School of Optometry
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham - providing eye health services for disabled through the Health and Wellness program
Very Special Arts Alabama  
V.I.P. Visually Impaired People, Inc.
WBHM Radio - Radio Reading Services for the Blind
Workshops, Inc.


NATIONAL RESOURCES
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Diabetes Association
American Foundation for the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind: Senior Site
American Optometric Association

Blindness and Visual Impairment Resources
Department of Veterans Affairs - Blind Rehabilitation Services
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education
International Retinal Research Foundation
National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairmnts (NAPVI)
National Eye Institute
Prevent Blindness America - has great resource list
Research to Prevent Blindness
United States Eye Injury Registry