You know what they say: the eyes are the windows to the soul. In this case, our glossaries are the window to understanding terminology used in eye care.
Glossary of Eye Terminology – Common terms (symptoms, tests, treatments, surgery, diseases and conditions) eye doctors use. As suggested by the title, a resource that might help you to understand them better.
Doctor Hill – A great resource for those interested in ophthalmology and related medical terms.
The Rotal College of Ophthalmologists – Equipped with a friendly search button, this glossary of ophthalmology terms and terminology might help you understand the term you’re looking for.
Eyes.com – An encompassing glossary of ophthalmic terms and terminology, organised alphabetically.
All About Vision – A simple glossary of eye care terms, from All About Vision.
Shamir – Short and simple, this glossary of ophthalmic terms might be just what you’re looking for.
Premer Eye Clinic – With a special focus on eye conditions and terms, this ophthalmic dictionary contains comprehensive explanations and definitions.
American Optometric Association – For everyone and anyone interested in eye conditions, here is a specialised glossary of all eye and vision conditions you may come across.
American Foundation for the Blind – Another glossary of eye conditions, with extensive definitions and explanations.
Discover Vision Centres – A glossary with a special focus on eye terminology and terms, at your disposal right here.
EyeSearch – Curious about eye diseases? Visit this glossary which includes some of the most common eye diseases you may have heard about.
European Union – If you don’t know the names and roles of the parts that form the eye, then you’ll solve your problem right here.
Merriam-Webster – From Merriam-Webster, a small collection of terms related to eyeglasses and the parts they’re made of.
Consumer Research Council of America – An alphabetically organised and encompassing eye care glossary.
Paul Adler Optometrists – Find the most commonly used terms when talking about eyes and eye care in this ophthalmology glossary,
The Vision Therapy Center – A short but very well explained glossary of vision terms and terminology.
Edina Eye – Here is a list of top terms and eye related terminology with their descriptions, organised in two categories: parts of the eye and conditions of the eye.
University of Iowa – Abbreviations and acronyms may give you a headache if you don’t know what they mean. Take a look at this 2 page downloadable document of abbreviations commonly used in ophthalmology.
Wikipedia – From Wikipedia comes a handy list of optometric abbreviations, split into categories: eye examination, contact lenses, clinical conditions and others.
AllAcronyms – A short list of medical ophthalmology acronyms and abbreviations and their meanings.
Ophtho Book – A very encompassing glossary of common ophthalmology and optometry abbreviations. You are bound to find the meaning of almost any acronym here.
Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut – Definitions of commonly used terms connected to ophthalmology can be found here.
The Optical Vision Site – We like this glossary because it’s segmented into handy categories: fashion options, anatomy of eyeglasses and lens options.
London Eyewear – A collection of eyewear terms, as well as some of the terminology used in the profession, organised alphabetically.
Between the Lines – Confused about some of the meanings of terms related to your reading glasses? Take a look at this reading glasses glossary, which is accompanied by pictures and useful explanations.
Heritage Vision Plans – Here is yet another glossary of terms and terminology pertaining to eye care, organised in categories: types of eye care professionals, of prescription eyeglass lenses and of contact lenses, etc.
OpticianCertification.org – A glossary with not only an explanation of ophthalmology terms, but also links to related articles and videos that illustrate the term.
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