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The following links are in English

  • Another Fuzzi Day
    1 in 4 children have an undetected vision problem that can lead to difficulties in school. The problem is most of them don't even realize it. This site teaches kids to recognize if they may have a problem.

  • Contact Lenses
    A site offering free advice and information about purchasing all the different types of contact lenses available. Visitors will learn how to choose a suitable set of lenses.

  • Cortical Visual Impairment - Children's Hospital Boston
    Presently, Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is the most common cause of permanent visual impairment in children (1-3). The diagnosis of CVI is indicated for children showing abnormal visual responses that cannot be attributed to the eyes themselves.

  • National Association for Parents of Children with Visual
    The National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) is a non-profit organization of, by and for parents committed to providing support to the parents of children who have visual impairments.

  • nystagmus.co.uk
    A website about an eye condition called "nystagmus" which affects around 1 in 1000 people. It is described as a involuntary and jerky movement of the eyes. The website is a host to both facts and personal experiences of nystagmus in many situations. There is also a forum to allow people to find out more direct from people with nystagmus or to get support.

  • Preschool Children with Visual Impairments
    This booklet is written for Early Childhood Teachers who have (or may have) a visually impaired child among their students.

  • V. I. Guide Home Page
    This site contains information on many topics pertaining to parenting and teaching a child with visual impairments.

  • Vision Impairment, CDC
    Vision impairment means that a person's eyesight cannot be corrected to a "normal" level. Vision impairment may be caused by a loss of visual acuity, where the eye does not see objects as clearly as usual. It may also be caused by a loss of visual field, where the eye cannot see as wide an area as usual without moving the eyes or turning the head.

  • Visual Impairment: Its Effect on Cognitive Development and Behaviour
    "Visual impairment" refers to all degrees of reduction in vision. "Blind" is defined as having no more vision than light perception in both eyes and where corrective lenses would make no difference. The prevalence of significant visual impairment is around 1/2000 in the Western world.

  • Blindness Written for Kids
    This website has been designed to inform kids about blindness. We hope you like it and learn more about being blind.

  • Color Vision Guide
    The Color Vision Guide is a comprehensive introduction to the genetic disorder of color deficiency,commonly known as color blindness.

  • Eye Birth Defects Research Foundation
    The purpose of this Foundation is to support both molecular genetic and surgical research into birth defects of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye, many of which result in permanent blindness if left untreated.

  • Low Vision Gateway
    Your starting point to access the low vision resources of the world.

  • Micro & Anophthalmic Childrens Society
    This is the home of information about Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia, Coloboma and related conditions. We offer support and information to parents and professionals in the UK and around the world.

  • Vision Help Network
    The Vision Help Network provides nationwide referrals for optometric vision therapy and related diagnostic services.

  • Vision Impairment Resources
    These resources put together by Betsy Walker provide information on diagnosis and treatment, parental support, and living with a chid with vision impairment. Although there is a lot of information about common and rare forms of eye diseases keep in mind that all conditions are different and you're best off discussing what you've read on the Web with your child's eye specialist

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