Patient Resources

In addition to our own web site, there are other sites on the Web that provide interesting eye care and vision health information. Because we are committed to improving the overall eye health of our patients, we are providing the following selection of links to other web sites you might find interesting and informative. We have grouped some of the links into various categories to provide quick access to the topics of greatest interest to you.

If you have a suggestion for a new link, please send us an e-mail, as we are always looking for good resources to pass along to our valued patients and visitors to our web site. We hope you find these sites helpful!

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Below are some of the most recognized professional associations in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry.

American Academy of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of eye doctors with over 7,000 members internationally. The web site provides an in-depth look at eye care health, while providing their membership with ongoing learning and support.

American Board of Ophthalmology

The ABO is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1916. This organization is responsible for the certification and continual learning for ophthalmic practices across the country.

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

ASCRS is an international educational organization comprised of more than 9,000 members. It was established in 1974, with the mission of advancing the science and art of ophthalmic surgery by educating its members about clinical and practice management. In addition, ASCRS collaborates with patients, the medical community and governments to promote the advancement of high-quality eye care. The ASCRS website is a great source of published research, regulatory information pertaining to medical care and the most up-to-date clinical information.

Eye and Vision Health

The following links provide some good general information on eye care and vision health.


STAAR Surgical Company is a leading innovator, manufacturer and marketer of implantable lenses. On the STAAR website, individuals can find news about the latest technological advancements offered by the company as well as event information.


Alcon is a developer and manufacturer of eye care devices and medicines. The Alcon website offers the latest information about the company’s products, innovations, successes, volunteer efforts and more.


The LenSx femtosecond laser is one of Alcon’s innovative products. It was the first femtosecond laser to be cleared by the FDA for use in cataract surgery. This website page provides technical details about the LenSx femtosecond laser, including its features.

Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation

Individuals can visit this website to find information about Sjögren’s Syndrome, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes a person’s white blood cells to attack the glands that produce moisture. Although Sjögren’s Syndrome has a variety of symptoms, dry eye and dry mouth are two of the hallmark symptoms of the disease.

National Keratoconus Foundation

Keratoconus is a corneal disease, characterized by a protrusion of the cornea that makes it increasingly difficult to wear contact lenses. A common symptom of keratoconus is visual distortion, including blurred vision, halos, glare, starburst around lights and seeing multiple images. Learn more about this corneal disease and the available treatment options on the National Keratoconus Foundation’s website.

Sutter Health

Sutter Health is a nonprofit organization comprised of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers who are committed to delivering high-value, high-quality health care. The organization’s “My Health Online” website allows patients to stay connected to their doctors and access their medical records from anywhere with Internet access.

All About Vision

A guide to eye care, LASIK eye surgery, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision, eye exams, computer vision syndrome, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye problems and diseases. Contains eye doctor Q&A’s, frequently asked questions, and much more.

Eye Care Source

An informative web site offering a plethora of information to consumers interested in learning more about overall eye care health. Topics include everything from eye care, eye health, refractive surgery, eye conditions and diseases, choosing proper contacts, maintaining eyeglasses, and much more.

National Eye Institute

The National Eye Institute (NEI) was established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong the vision of the American people. Their main purpose is to develop public and professional education programs to help prevent blindness, reduce visual impairment, and increase awareness of services and devices that are available for people with low vision.

Insurance Programs

Alameda Alliance for Health

Alameda Alliance for Health is a local, not-for-profit, managed care health plan that strives to make quality health care affordable and accessible to residents of Alameda County. Individuals can find more information about this public health plan on this website.


This website belongs to the government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Patients can visit this website to find detailed information about Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Health Insurance Marketplace.


This is the website of the California Department of Health Care Services. Visitors to this website will find comprehensive information regarding Medi-Cal, as well as medical news and hot topics.

General Health

Other health related web sites of interest on the Web. is one of the most trusted sources of medical information and up-to-date news and contains a doctor-approved health encyclopedia of diseases and conditions, and the ability to find symptoms and treatments. Also included is prescription drug information with side effects and interactions.


Features daily health news on a variety of useful topics. Includes some health information sorted by gender, age, and race.


The world’s leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information. Provides credible health information, supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review.