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About For Eye Care Foundation, Inc.

We are the charitable arm of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, an organization of ophthalmologists devoted delivering the highest standard of eye care throughout the state of Florida.

The For Eye Care Foundation, Inc. , formed in 2010 by the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, assists other eye care organizations with community outreach and delivers important public service messages regarding eye care and disease.

The For Eye Care Foundation, Inc. would like to collaborate with other organizations around a common agenda. To find out more about the Foundation, to volunteer or to share your ideas, please contact us at 904-998-0819.

If you are interested in making a donation to the For Eye Care Foundation, Inc. please click here to access the online form or to download a form that you can fax or mail in.

To view details on upcoming For Eye Care Foundation, Inc. events, click here.





Know Who is Taking Care of Your Eyes

Ophthalmologist
An ophthalmologist - Eye M.D. - is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists are specially trained to provide the full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery. Many ophthalmologists are also involved in scientific research into the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision problems.

Optometrist
An optometrist receives a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree and is licensed to practice optometry, not medicine. The practice of optometry traditionally involves examining the eye for the purpose of prescribing and dispensing corrective lenses, screening vision to detect certain eye abnormalities, and prescribing medications for certain eye diseases.

Optician
These technicians are trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to correct eyesight. They use prescriptions supplied by ophthalmologists or optometrists, but do not test vision or write prescriptions for visual corrections. Opticians are not permitted to diagnose or treat eye diseases.

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Interesting Information for Patients

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Thousands of Children Suffer Eye Injuries from Toys
The holidays are upon us, which means celebrating with friends and family, shopping for gifts, putting up the Christmas tree, lighting candles, champagne toasts and cheer. But while holiday celebrations are fun, they can be a time for eye injuries.

A festive way to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year is with a bottle of bubbly. If you get hit in the eye with a champagne cork, it may mean a trip to the emergency room to try and save your sight.

Watch the educational video on how to properly open a champagne bottle to prevent an eye injury. Notice the impact of the cork as it hits the glass! Here is a link to the champagne corks safety video: www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/. For more eye healthy information, visit geteyesmart.org.


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