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Medical organizations and Associations- [Ophthalmology Organizations]


The following is a guide to Ophthalmology Organizations which does not reflect 100% the complete list of global Ophthalmology Organizations and may differ from time to time. Some references may appear later invalid or directs the reader to another location. An effort has been made and will continue to maintain the information up-to-date.

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American Society of Retina Specialists 
Exchange of scientific information regarding diseases of the retina and vitreous.


Association for Macular Diseases, Inc. 

Online resource providing information and support for people with macular degeneration and other macular diseases.


Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Deals with research in various fields of ophthalmology.


Association of Vision Science Librarians 

An international organization composed of professional librarians, or persons acting in that capacity, whose collections or services include the literature of vision.


Club Jules Gonin 
Organization supporting research in retinal diseases.


Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group (CEVG) 
International network of individuals working to prepare, maintain and promote access to systematic reviews of interventions to treat or prevent eye diseases or visual impairment.


College of Optometrists in Vision Development  
Certifying body for doctors in the optometric specialty called Behavioral/ Developmental/ Rehabilitative Optometry.


Contact Lens Council 
Educational resource on vision correction for consumers. The primary goal of the CLC is to promote the safe use of contact lenses.


Eye Care Foundation 
Non-profit foundation providing information and resources for patients with macular degeneration, eye cancer and related eye diseases.


EyeTownCenter Community of Ophthalmologists 
Virtual community for ophthalmologists. Forums for specialty discussions, as well as image galleries.


Fight for Sight 
A non-profit organization funding fellowships and grants for vision research and children's eye clinics in the U.S. and internationally to prevent blindness and find cures for all eye diseases.


International Colour Vision Society
International group of physiologists, psychologists, physicists, geneticists, optometrists, ophthalmologists and others who have a research interest in the many aspects of colour vision and colour vision deficiencies.


International Council of Ophthalmology 
The executive body and operational arm of The International Federation of Ophthalmological Societies (IFOS) that represents and serves professional associations of ophthalmologists throughout the world.


International Refractive Surgery Club 
International organization of the worlds leading refractive surgeons.


International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision  
ISCEV promotes knowledge and cooperation in field of clinical and basic electrophysiology of vision.


International Society for Eye Research 
Dealing with ocular research and news updates.


International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases
A forum for researchers to share information and promote international collaborations in the study of genetic diseases of the eye.


International Society of Geographical and Epidemiological Ophthalmology 
Promoting the science of geographic and epidemiologic ophthalmology worldwide.


International Society of Refractive Surgery 
Provides informational resources on refractive surgery.


Internet Ophthalmology 
Non-profit organization devoted to the education and training of international eyecare providers.


Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society
Organization of anesthesiologists, ophthalmologists, and CRNAs committed to sharing education and information.


Operating the world's only flying eye hospital.


Sight and Hearing Association 
Dedicated to preventing the needless loss of vision and hearing through effective screening, education, and research. This site provides public information about eye and ear topics as well as information regarding products and services.


Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation 
Offers education and support, and strives to increase awareness and research into more effective treatments and a cure.


Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International 
Non-profit humanitarian organization to recruit volunteer ophthalmologists, nurses and technicians to perform free, sight-restoring surgery throughout the developing world.


Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society
The official website of the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society.


Tissue Banks International (TBI)
Non-profit network of eye and tissue banks. Provide corneas and other eye tissue for sight-reconstruction surgery.


Vision International Eye Missions
Non-profit organization dedicated to fight blindness via building and improving eye centers and providing training to eye doctors in underserved areas and the developing world.


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