Useful Links

The American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus provides concise and comprehensive information on conditions seen by pediatric ophthalmologists and adult strabismus surgeons. This link takes you to the AAPOS patient information area, just click on the eye condition that interests you.

The American Academy of Ophthalmolgy is the national professional association of ophthalmologists. Their website is extensive and covers a broad range of topics. This link takes you to their page on baby, child and teenage vision - which covers what is normal and what to expect as your child's vision develops.

This is a PDF version of a book written by Dr. Burton Kushner for parents and patients with strabismus. It aims to help the general public to better understand the mechanisms causing strabismus and how we treat the condition. It is over 100 pages but covers every topic and is broken up into sections like basic information, advanced information and frequently asked questions which makes it easy to scan for the information you want.

The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation provides support and information for those patients and their families who have been diagnosed with any form of albinism. They host events, awareness drives and have a supportive online community.

This is the Oregon branch of the International Dyslexia Association. It is a great resource for parents, teachers and the students themselves. You can also become a member and get actively involved in the association.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the American Association of Certified Orthoptists issued a joint policy statement about dyslexia and learning difficulties.

A comprehensive website offering support and advice to parents of children with visual impairment.

For $12.95 plus shipping you can join the patch club and receive informative newletters, a patching calendar and stickers. There is also a discussion forum for you to discuss your concerns/ difficulties with other parents from around the country, whose children are also undergoing patching treatment.

This website was designed by Moorfield Eye Hospital, London and the English National Health Service to provide a fun, free and interactive site for children to use while they are patching. It caters to children from 3 years to 12 years old although it is more likely to hold the attention of younger children.