OMP CERTIFICATION & EDUCATIONAL SOCIETIES
ATPO Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology
National membership & educational society
IJCAHPO International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology
Certification (COA, COT, COMT, OSA, ROUB, & CDOS) & educational organization
OPS Ophthalmic Photographers' Society
Non-profit organization whose objectives are to provide education in the field, set and maintain standards for the profession through certification, and promote scientific advancement in the technology
EYE ON TECHS
Extensive online skill and pathology simulators, newsfeeds from various sources
Ophthalmic video resource
Eye health information for the public
Heidelberg Engineering offers education and training courses on our equipment and technologies. Our programs are designed for clinicians and operators so you can fully understand and take advantage of all of the features of our instruments.Register online at no charge for our educational webinars. This live, interactive format allows participation with the presenter and fellow attendees in the discussion at the end of the course. Many of our online courses are recorded and posted on our website so that you can learn at a time that is convenient to your schedule. It’s perfect for refreshing your skills and is suitable for sharing with colleagues.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF OPTOMETRY
Courses offering a wide range of educational opportunities
The premier online employment community for eye care professionals (Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Technicians, Opticians, Administrators, Contact Lens Techs, Optical salespeople and more!).
OTHER STATE OMP SOCIETIES
COPS Cleveland Ophthalmic Personnel Society
KATPO Kentucky Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology
VSOMP Virginia Society of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel
(Sadly, the Louisiana Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology no longer exists. Kudos to Natalie Loyacano for her many years of service to the organization!)
A 2nd online glaucoma risk calculator (no registration requirement for this one): http://ohts.wustl.edu/risk/calculator.htm
(It has no choice of "OHTS-only", this is based on the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study AND the European Glaucoma Prevention Study.)
AMO Tecnis Toric Multifocal, Tecnis Toric aspheric, Synchrony Vu
CONTACT LENS SPECTRUM
Global leader in contact lenses and lens-care products
A clinical reference featuring a contact lens and ocular pharmaceuticals database, calculators that streamline prescribing contact lenses, and ICD-9 lookup. Established in 2002 by Todd Zarwell, OD, FAAO, the website began as a hobby to help fellow practitioners in their day-to-day patient care. Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, joined the venture during 2003 as a co-developer. EyeDock.com has a subscriber base of nearly 3,000 eye care professionals. A subscription is less expensive than the leading printed contact lens reference, yet is updated more frequently and offers more features and a companion application for the iPhone.
NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
RAY OF HOPE EYE CARE
Non-profit humanitarian service organization that provides medical, surgical, and educational services in underdeveloped areas. Volunteer ophthalmologists and a support staff are committed to restoring sight and to raising awareness of the causes of preventable vision loss.
OTHER EYE CARE PROFESSIONALS
AAO American Academy of Ophthalmology
Worldwide membership and educational organization
ABO American Board of Ophthalmology
An independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States
AOS American Ophthalmological Society
Mission: to promote excellence in patient care, education and research, address essential issues in medicine, and advance the art and science of ophthalmology
MiSEPS Michigan Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
State membeship society offering continuing education
OAM Opticians Association of Michigan
An organization dedicated to the professional development of Opticians in Michigan
SMARTPHONE APPS (Free unless otherwise noted)
A R EYE An animation mode that explains how vision works, an interactive mode that allows you to learn about the parts of the eye, and an impaired vision simulator which simulates what is would be like to have five different eye diseases.
Transform your iPhone into a real-time color blindness vision device. Simulates the most severe deficiencies - just launch the app and look at the world around you through your iPhone!
EPOCRATES They offer many great apps. Epocrates Rx is a drug reference with brand, generic, and OTC medicines, drug interaction check and pill ID. Epocrates Rx for Apple iOS also includes a number of extra features designed specifically for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. You can customize your homepage for quick access to the features you use most frequently.
A little bit of everything, available on every platform.EYEDOCK
An iPhone companion to eyedock.com, a website for eye care professionals. Contains a regularly updated database of contact lenses and topical ophthalmic medications as well as calculators related to contact lens fitting. CONTACT LENSES can be searched by: name, company, or parameters. All available parameter info is displayed as well as links to manufacturer's websites and package inserts. MEDICATIONS can be searched by trade or generic name, manufacturer, type, generic availability, pregnancy class, and more. CALCULATORS: contact lens calcs, vertex spectacle Rxs to the corneal plane, keratometry conversions and oblique cross-cylinder calcs.MEDSCAPE
A little bit of everything, available on every platform.
OHTS CALCULATOR A clinical tool to determine an individual’s risk of developing glaucoma, based on the risk models developed by the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS) and the European Glaucoma Prevention Study (EGPS). Currently 99 cents in iTunes.SIGHT SELECTOR LITE
by Patient Education Concepts demonstrates eye diseases, conditions and treatments. Includes “Anatomy of the Eye” featuring superior 3-D images and extraordinary detail on seven images that you can draw on using your iPhone!VISION SIM
by Braille Inst. for iPhone and iPad was developed to allow people with healthy vision to see the world through the eyes of a person experiencing a degenerative eye disease: AMD, cataracts, Charles Bonnet Syndrome, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, homonymous hemianopia, macular hemorrhage, retinal detachment, or RP. It uses the device's camera and digital filters so the user can experience the symptoms. Using sliding touch-screen controls, the user can manipulate the severity. Still images can be saved and stored or shared. Also provides detailed info about the diseases including associated visual phenomenon, symptoms, causes and treatments. Users can access the Braille Institute's website or contact Braille Institute directly via email for more info. Designed to foster understanding and compassion for the millions of people affected by these eye conditions.WEBMD
For android, iPhone, and iPad. Check symptoms, access drug & treatment information, get first aid essentials, and check local health listings on the go.
EYE CANCER NETWORK
Dedicated to helping eye tumor patients around the world find much-needed information and research on the various forms of ocular tumors and related eye diseases. Includes detailed descriptions, images and information about the diagnosis and treatments for each of these disorders.
GRF Glaucoma Research Foundation
Seeks out new approaches to glaucoma research, and follows the funding through to results
ANGELES VISION CLINIC
Low vision information
Low vision aids and resources
Non-profit organization dedicated to preserving vision and providing critically needed vision and rehabilitation services to help people overcome the challenges of vision loss. Through clinical services, education, research, and advocacy, the Lighthouse enables people with low vision and blindness to enjoy safe, independent and productive lives.
NANOS North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
A professional organization of more than 400 members who are fully trained ophthalmologists or neurologists. NANOS is dedicated to the achievement of excellence in patient care through the support and promotion of education, communication, research, and the practice of neuro-ophthalmology.
JOURNAL OF NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
AAPOS American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Promotes training and continuing education in pediatric ophthalmology
ASOPRS American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Purpose: to advance education, research and the quality of clinical practice in the fields of aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery specializing in the face, orbits, eyelids, and lacrimal system
ASCRS American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Independent non-profit organization founded in August of 1974 to disseminate information about anterior segment ophthalmic surgery. Through its educational programs and services, ASCRS has become the physicians' primary source of up-to-date information on scientific developments within the field, as well as the regulatory decisions that affect ophthalmic practices.
REFRACTOMETRY & RETINOSCOPY
Purchase online access and learn how to refract and perform retinoscopy. $79 lifetime membership includes 16 lessons covering both plus and minus cylinder phoropters.
ARF AMERICAN RETINA FOUNDATION
Charitable, non-profit foundation formed by the American Society of Retina Specialists to promote public awareness, continuing medical education, research, and treatment of retinal diseasesARVO Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Purpose: to encourage and assist research, training, publication, and dissemination of knowledge in vision and ophthalmology
ASRS American Society of Retina Specialists
The largest professional organization of vitreoretinal specialists in the world, providing a collegial open forum to advance the understanding and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases and to enhance the ability of its members to provide the highest quality of patient care.
An online source of information and support for people with macular degeneration and other macular diseases
OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY & UVEITIS FOUNDATION
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN KELLOGG EYE CENTER RETINADX
Unique forum designed to provide an opportunity to share experiences in the diagnosis and management of retinal diseases through a case presentation format. RetinaDx makes it easy to raise questions about a particular diagnosis, begin a dialogue, and collaborate on publication of case series. Concise diagnosis and differential diagnosis. Ability to post a puzzling case for comment and opinion by others. Image library – a great way to test your knowledge or just review diagnoses.
VITREOUS-RETINA-MACULA CONSULTANTS OF NEW YORK
Current information about the most common retinal conditions.
You may want to first read the Eye Anatomy and Retinal Diagnostic Testing sections.
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