This month’s resource guide
College of Optometrists
42 Craven Street
Tel: 020 7839 6000
Site of the professional, scientific and examining body for optometry in the
UK. It includes news and information, eye care advice, details of academic and
practice-based journals, CET courses and professional guidance as well as
extensive links to other sites.
Eye Care Trust
Website of the Eye Care Trust, a charity that aims to raise awareness of all
aspects of ocular health and the importance of regular eye care. A very
detailed site, useful for the occupational health adviser looking for general
information. Includes FAQs, details of the latest developments in eye care and
lists of common eye disorders, their symptoms, causes and treatments.
Applied Vision Association
Organisation affiliated to the College of Optometrists, which promotes and
advances the application of research work in all areas related to vision.
Includes extensive links to other related sites worldwide.
Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers
Includes news and information about contact lenses, including a very useful
page of FAQs about contact lenses, and links to related sites.
General Optical Council
41 Harley Street
London W1N 2DJ
Tel: 020 7580 3898
Regulatory body for opticians. The site contains useful information, such as
up-to-date news, details of CET and links to other sites.
Association of British Dispensing Opticians
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust
City Road, London EC1V 2PD
Tel: 020 7253 3411
The Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians
Fight For Sight
UK charity which funds research into blindness. Site includes background information
about blindness and eye diseases, plus links to related sites.
Royal National Institute for the Blind
Extensive and very informative site which offers practical support and
advice for anyone with a sight problem. Includes details of campaigns, eye
conditions, fact sheets, research papers and projects, a web pals board and
news and up-to-date information.
International Glaucoma Association
National Blind Children’s Society
Disability Benefits Information
Talking Newspapers Association
Action for Blind People
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Compiled by Kate Rouy
This listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes further additions
from readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest to include
in this series