Useful Links

Below you will find links to external websites which contain useful advice about eye health and information and support for common eye problems and conditions.

Please note that these websites are not connected to Shephard and Akay Optometrists.

Look After Your Eyes

The College of Optometrists created this website for members of the public who are interested in their eyes and eye health.
www.lookafteryoureyes.org

Macular Society

A national charity and support group for those with, or affected by, age-related macular degeneration.
www.macularsociety.org

Myopia: Prevention and Control

Find out more about myopia (shortsightedness) here, with information for parents, students and doctors.
www.myopiaprevention.org

Myopia Control

The myopia research of the team at the Vision Research Institute at Ferris State University’s Michigan College of Optometry.
www.myopiacontrol.org

Keratoconus Group

The UK keratoconus self help and support association.
www.keratoconus-group.org.uk

International Glaucoma Association

The IGA is the charity for people with glaucoma, providing information, advice and research to prevent unnecessary loss of sight through early detection, diagnosis and treatment.
www.glaucoma-association.com

RNIB

The official RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) website, offering support for people with sight loss.
www.rnib.org.uk

EyeDream

The official EyeDream website, providing clear, comfortable vision without the need to wear contact lenses during the day.
www.eyedreamlenses.com

Ortho-k Lenses

Ortho-k lenses correct your vision while you sleep. Simply pop your ortho-k lenses in before bedtime, remove them in the morning, and wake up to a world of clear, sharp, natural vision.
www.orthoklenses.com

The British Contact Lens Association

The BCLA provides a wide range of benefits to help members at all stages of their educational and professional career including the opportunity to communicate with others involved with contact lenses, whatever their role.
www.bcla.org.uk

NHS

Browse conditions and treatments by body area on the NHS website.
www.nhs.uk/conditions

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