Here's a bunch of info I found as part of trying to figure out what was wrong with my eyes when several optometrists weren't able to be much help. I'm not necessarily recommending anything they say, but think that even information you disagree with can be useful, or might help find something that is.
This is nowhere near a complete list, and isn't intended to be one. It's just some places to start.
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General Vision Info
- Vision FAQ from FAQs.org
- How to Read a Prescription
- Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology of the Human Eye from Ted M. Montgomery, Optometric Physician
- Your Eye Guide
General Vision Resources
- All About Vision Home Page
- National Eye Institute Home Page
- YourEyeSite.com Home Page (an optometrist/optician, but the site has some useful articles)
- Macular Degeneration Support Home Page (but has lots of useful vision info)
Lenses - Progressive and Other
One thing to look out for when reading about progressive lenses - I'm almost sure the articles use the term "astigmatism" to mean distortion in the lenses, rather than the vision condition.
- New: A very helpful article with info about best and worst lenses for various needs.
- New: I believe this is a shorter version of the same raw data as above, but has a table of the 10 best lens brands for distance, intermediate, and near vision needs.
- New: Optics of Progressive Lenses
- How Progressive Lenses Work from All About Vision
- 2004 Progressive Lens Indentifiers (.pdf format)
- 2002 Progressive Lens Indentifiers (.pdf format)
- Wavefront and High Definition Lenses
- What's Your Favorite PAL? from Review of Optometry
- Some links to very technical comparisons of progressive lens brands
- Lens Material with much detail about optics, ABBE values, and distortion
- Varilux Site for Vision Professionals lets you see what they say the difference between their lens brands are. Much better than their consumer site.
- Rodenstock's Lenses
- Shamir Lenses
Computer Vision and Glasses
- Computer Vision Syndrome and Computer Glasses (from Macular Degeneration Support)
- Computer Eye Strain (from Cooper Eye Care)
- Computer Vision Syndrome from All About Vision
- Computer (plus lens) clipons, if you want to experiment
- Floaters and Flashers (from Macular Degeneration Support)
- Vision and Convergence Training from New Choices in Natural Healing for Women
- Lighthouse International Low Vision Support
- Medline Plus (National Institute of Health)