The doctors of Columbia Eye Consultants Optometry recognize the benefit of patient education. A well-informed patient is better equipped to participate in the preservation of their visual performance and eye health. At Columbia Eye Consultants Optometry, we want you to see clearly, not only for today, but for a lifetime.
Feel free to take a look at some of the links to other optometry related websites we have included on the right side of this page. Never hesitate to contact our office if you have additional questions.
Patient Information about eye conditions, diseases and products are all available on the EyeCyclopedia section of our website. Just type an eye condition in the KEYWORDS space and press SEARCH.
Missouri Optometric Association
This website is the home of the Missouri Optometric Association. Much of the information on this site is for Missouri optometrists. However, there is helpful information regarding children’s eye care in the state of Missouri.
American Optometric Association
The American Optometric Association is the premier authority in the optometric profession. The AOA is active in essentially every detail of how optometry is practiced in the United States. This website has very good information regarding eye diseases and conditions, including educational videos and diagrams.
All About Vision
This is a comprehensive website for the eye care consumer. There is a wealth of information regarding contact lenses and spectacles. However, much of the information is sponsored and therefore should be considered somewhat biased.
Nothing replaces a comprehensive eye exam to rule out visual and ocular health problems in children. However, we recognize that there is a need for vision screenings simply due to a lack of awareness regarding effective diagnosis and management of ocular conditions. Saving Sight has a signature charitable program that has conducted more than 440,000 vision screenings for Missouri children. Saving Sight has partnered with the Missouri Optometric Association to make sure those who fail their screenings are referred to a capable eye care professional for a comprehensive eye examination.
InfantSEE is a public health initiative sponsored by the American Optometric Association. This program is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. This website is a great resource to better understand the need for infants to have comprehensive eye care.
Saint Luke’s Eye Hospital
The doctors of Columbia Eye Consultants Optometry understand that it is hard to remember all that your doctor says about your condition during the examination. Sometimes it is better to have the doctor write down information and then return later to a reliable source to find out more about the diagnosis and management of your specific condition. St. Luke’s has developed a very good website for doing just that.