Welcome to RP International


Your donation to RP International will help to fight blindness.


                                    R.P. = BLINDNESS

It's as simple as that! This equation is
the unfortunate reality for millions of children
and adults with degenerative diseases of the
retina. With your help, we at RP INTERNATIONAL
can continue our fight against blindness and
change the equation to read:
We have found a cure for R.P.

 

WHO NEEDS YOUR GIFT?

CHILDREN:

Like other diseases, RP strikes people of all ages.  Unfortunately children are most commonly diagnosed.  Day by day, children slowly lose a little more of their vision.

ADULTS:

While some people with RP will be totally blind by the age of 20, others are able to maintain partial sight into later years.   These people make up a group called: "The Sighted Blind"

 

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES!

RESEARCH:

Our research advisory board invites requests for funds from prestigious research centers, then evaluates them and awards the most promising.  We are determined to stop RP within this generation.

INFORMATION SERVICES:

It is more difficult to raise funds for diseases which are little known to the public.  Despite the millions who have retinal degenerative diseases, names like Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) Macular Degeneration and Usher's Syndrome are unfamiliar to most ears.   We're spreading the word.

HUMAN SERVICES:

Counseling and comforting victims and their families occupies a tremendous amount of our time and effort.  We help the blind and partially sighted.

 

THE RP CENTER

Under one roof, RP INTERNATIONAL offers facilities for demonstrating the latest in visual aids for the partially sighted.   Here you can try the NIGHT VISION SCOPE, the TALKING COMPUTER, the VISUAL-TEK READING MACHINE, the ULTRA-VIOLET FILTERING SUNGLASSES and many SPECIAL LENSES and MAGNIFIERS.

Appointments can be scheduled for personal counseling, psychological counseling or MOBILITY TRAINING.

Information and Referrals are available.

 

In a world filled with so much beauty, the ability to see is like no other.  To have your sight slowly taken away is a torment.  Our researchers tell us that with enough money, this can be the last generation to have RP.  We at RP INTERNATIONAL hope that the cure is near.

HELP US FIND THE CURE.

RP International
P.O. Box 900
Woodland Hills, CA 91365
Tel (818) 992-0500

Fax (818) 992-3265

E-mail info@rpinternational.org

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