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Learn about OneSight

OneSight, a Luxottica Foundation, is a charitable organization dedicated to providing healthy vision, eyewear and sun protection to those with eyesight difficulties worldwide. Since the birth of this renowned organization in 1988, their efforts have provided free vision care and eyewear to more than eight million people and have granted millions of dollars towards optical research and education.

Donate your gently used prescription eyewear and non-prescription sunglasses at any LensCrafters®, Pearle Vision®, Sears Optical®, Target Optical®, Sunglass Hut® or other participating local practitioner that collects old eyeglasses specifically for this organization. Visit OneSight’s website for detailed information on how you can make a huge difference in someone’s life that is living with eyesight problems.

Learn about Lions Club International

Throughout the year, Lions Club volunteers collect millions of used eyeglasses to be delivered to one of their worldwide recycling centers for cleaning, packaging, and distributing. If you have used and slightly used prescription glasses, reading glasses, sunglasses, plastic frames, and metal frames that you no longer need, donate them to your local Lions Club International organization.

Using the link provided, visit the Lions Club’s website to learn how you can donate to the Lions Recycle for Sight program and provide the gift of sight to a person in need.

Visit the helpful links provided for additional information concerning eye health for you and your family.

One of America’s most frequently performed elective surgeries is Lasik Eye Surgery. Because of the sophisticated technology and equipment, an increasing number of people are becoming candidates for this highly effective vision correction procedure. Kootenai Vision Center primarily utilizes the following Lasik eye surgery centers; however, Dr. Sorensen can refer you to the surgery center of your choice.

Visit these sites for information about the most common age-related eye diseases.
  • Glaucoma Research Foundation funds innovative clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory research in pursuit of a cure for glaucoma.
  • Glaucoma Research Foundation offers you information to learn about diabetes and the various forms of eye damage that can result from this increasingly prevalent disease.
  • Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease marked by deterioration of tissue in the part of your eye that is responsible for sharp, central vision. Alarmingly, it is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. among people 65 years and older. Visit the Mayo Clinic website for a complete overview of this irreversible, debilitating eye disease. Just type "macular degeneration" in the search bar provided on the organization’s homepage and you will be directed to a myriad of helpful online resources to research and explore.
  • Cataracts are changes in clarity of the natural lens inside the eye that gradually degrade visual quality, most commonly caused by aging. To understand more about cataracts and learn to recognize the warning signs, please follow this link to the eMedicine Health site.
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American Optometric Association

The American Optometric Association represents approximately 36,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians. The AOA and its affiliates work to provide the public with quality vision and eye care. The AOA sets professional standards, helping its members conduct patient care efficiently and effectively, lobbies government and other organizations on behalf of the optometric profession, and provides research and education leadership.

National Eye Institute

As part of the federal governments National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institutes mission is to "conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind."

Web MD Eye Care Center

Excellent reference tool for eye health. Good eye health and eye care are crucial to protect your sight, prevent common eye disorders, and treat eye problems early. Learn about the anatomy of the eye and view a diagram of a human eye. Find out about eye diseases, contagious conditions such as pinkeye, and how to tell if you have good or bad vision.

Women’s Eye Health

Women’s Eye Health.org was formed as an educational outreach program. It has been estimated that three-quarters of blindness and visual impairment is preventable or treatable, thus, education of the public is paramount. The mission of Women’s Eye Health.org is to educate people regarding those eye diseases that are intrinsically more prevalent in women.

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