DISCOVERY EYE FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.77 stars   87 reviews

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Location: 6222 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 260 Los Angeles CA 90048 USA

Mission: The Discovery Eye Foundation supports research, education and advocacy related to sight-threatening eye diseases and their treatments, improving the quality of life for patients and their families.
Target demographics: people with sight-threatening eye diseases
Geographic areas served: International
Programs: Macular Degeneration Partnership National Keratoconus Foundation
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been diagnosed with Keratoconus for 41 years. As new developments and proceedures have recently emerged, the NKCF website has been a saving grace. I am currently 61 and through the interchange of others with KC and physicians and contact fitters in the field, I am able to discern what treatments have been successful as well as others who have have similar side effects to new contact lenses.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

AMD provides the latest research and care information for macular degeneration with timely emails and newsletters. When I've asked a more specific question of the director, Judith Delgado, I get a very prompt, informative, caring response. I've been helped a great deal to handle the AMD diagnosis in my life by this group, and have recommended them to others over the years.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you to NKCF for their great newsletter and website. Being a Keracatonous patient I have learned that there are not very many resources, and their website/newsletter gives me the resources and research results are extremely helpful to me.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Some

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband has had keratoconus for 25+ years and the National Keratoconus Foundation has kept him informed over the years. Their sample insurance letter helped get him medical reimbursement for his expensive hard/Rose K contacts ... probably common these days, but the NKCF lead the way to getting this much needed financial assistance.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have a family member with macular degeneration and as so, am at risk for developing it as well. The information on this website has been extremely helpful for my family so far. I would recommend that anyone who has the disease or wants to know more information about it visit the website. As they are a resource for people with diminished vision, they thoughtfully publish everything in larger font sizes.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

When my son was diagnosed with Keratoconus his grades had already been failing in school and he was frustrated that over the course of a year spent going to eye doctors we couldn't find a contact that he could either see through or that stayed in his eyes! That is when I turned to The National Keratoconus Foundation, a program of The Discovery Eye Foundation website for help. Within a day we received a list of eye Doctors in our state who are affiliated with NKCF. These Doctors understood that disease and the issues of good sight correction. After One Doctor visit my son had a pair of contacts he not only could wear but could see well with too! Now each month when we get a newsletter update we both read the articles and discuss the information. It has made dealing with the disease easier now that we are better informed. Thank you NKCF for your life changing help with this complicated and not well understood disease.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I knew nothing about keratoconus (KC) when I was diagnosed. I was frightened and worried about my future. When I found NKCF online, it was such a relief. I was not alone! There were doctors who were ecperienced with this condition; there were patients like myself who really, truly knew what I was going through. It was a tremendous support. Their day-long seminar at the Skirball was very informative, and a chance to meet other KC patients in person. When it came time for my first cornea transplant, NKCF was there, too. Their booklet about cornea transplants was extremely helpful in my planning and knowing what to expect. And it was free! Although my transplanted corneas are healthy now, I still visit the NKCF and support them with my participation on the chat board and monetary donation. This organization is suberb, and has made a huge difference in my life with KC!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

This organization provide a badly needed informational service to people suffering from keratoconus. This disease is fairly rare and thus it can be very difficult to get timely and accurate information about it. Thank you. Bill Simkins

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am very thankful for the information that Discovery Eye Foundation distributes to the KC community. I have learned valuable information that helps me take better care of my eyes and stay informed on the latest research and surgeries. They do a great job disseminating information!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Discovery Eye Foundation brought me a great deal of knowledge at a time of great fear for my future well being. The knowledge was an excellent pacifier for those fears, since understanding relieves the apprehension of ignorance. They have, and continue to this day, to provide a great deal of continuing knowledge concerning my condition, which is keratoconus.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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