Eye cancer is a general term used to describe many types of tumors that can start in various parts of the eye. It occurs when healthy cells in or around the eye change and grow uncontrollably, forming a mass called a tumor. A tumor may be benign or cancerous. A benign tumor means the tumor can grow but will not spread. The key to health is prevention and education is the first step in the right direction. Knowing your facts is essential, check out our resources below and become informed.
Eye Cancer Network
Information about the diagnosis and treatment of ocular tumors, eye cancer, and orbital diseases for patients, their families, and the health professionals who care for them.
National Retinoblastoma Research Support
Disseminates information and resources to families dealing with emotional pain and anxieties related to having a child with retinoblastoma.
American Council of the Blind*
Membership organization, information and referral, advocacy, specific college scholarships, job listings on the web site, monthly magazine. Annually awards approximately 20 scholarships ranging in amounts from $1,000 to $4,000 to vocational, entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate college students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA and are involved in their school/local community.
American Foundation for the Blind*
Information requests, publications, talking books and other materials, disability specific scholarships. Scholarships for blind students pursuing a college degree. American Printing House for the Blind aph.org Creates educational, workplace and lifestyle products and services for blind catalogs at no cost in print and on cassette.
Association for Education and Rehab of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Disability specific scholarships, information and referral.*
Association on Higher Education and Disability
Newsletter, bibliography of resources, employment exchange, journal.
Vision Council of America
Information on general eye care and specific eye diseases and conditions.
Blind Children’s Center
Infant-preschool level services in Los Angeles, CA, publications or teachers/parents.
Blinded Veterans Association
Information and referral, youth and adult programs, student and library services, catalog for the visually impaired, national resource line, Braille Press.
Council of Citizens with Low Vision International
College scholarships, pamphlets, quarterly newsletter
Hadley School for the Blind
Distance education for the blind or visually impaired.
Lighthouse of Houston*
Education programs, camps, tech training, job placement. Each year, the Lighthouse Guild scholarship program helps outstanding and deserving legally blind high school students from across the country attend college with scholarships of up to $10,000. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students successfully transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need.
Provides guide dogs for blind children ages 11-17. Provides ongoing seminars for families with reference to daily living skills, psychology of blindness, what to emphasize in orientation and mobility training.
National Alliance of Blind Students
Newsletter, job bank
National Braille Press
Braille printing and publishing house, catalogs free of charge, weekly newspapers, publications on employment, computers and more.
National Federation of the Blind*
Education about blindness, information on referral, literature and publications about blindness; scholarships for students who are blind and in post-secondary education, listservs, etc. Annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of 30 merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service and leadership.
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Magazine for parents, toy suggestions for the blind
Recording for the Blind or Dyslexic Renamed to: Learning Ally
Educational books free on loan, books on diskette, library services, other resources. Fee-based service for employers to place printed work materials in formats accessible to the blind.