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Life Stories

Read just a few of the stories of those that have been helped by the Society.

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2016 Guess the Grape

Our annual fundraiser is always a fun evening with a champagne reception, followed by the Blind Wine Tasting and Food Pairing.

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Other Resources

Find out about many of the resources available for people who are visually impaired.

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Most Recent Blog Entries

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma, commonly referred to as the “sneak thief of sight,” currently affects nearly three million people, ages 40 and older, and will continue to increase as our population ages. The number of people age 40 & older experiencing Glaucoma is expected to double by 2032 and increase by 90 % to 5.5 million by 2050.

 

Glaucoma can lead to vision loss if not controlled, and treatment cannot reverse any damage already done to the eye but only prevent further loss. Glaucoma consists of physiological changes that alters the physical conditions under which light enters the eye or compromises the cellular function or neural pathways that relay information about the physical environment to the eye or the brain. Additionally, in the early and intermediate stages of glaucoma, changes in vision may not be noticeable without a dilated eye examination, despite ongoing damage to structures of the visual system.

More information can be found at http://www.preventblindness.org/glaucoma.

If you or someone you know is having vision problems due to Glaucoma it is important to continue treatment with a Glaucoma Specialist. The services the Society provides, especially the Drews Low Vision Clinic can help a person better function despite their vision loss.

David Ekin, President

Holiday Message from the President

At this special time of year we are so thankful for all those who remember us and the work we do for so many, providing funds that help us in our work all year long. We were especially touched by a local marketing firm who made a donation to the Society in recognition and honor of over 250 of their firm’s friends and clients. 

Their special message speaks for so many, including us: 

This Season’s Call to Kindness

Sings its Ode to All

Warming the Cold with Courtesy,

Noticing Others Good Intentions,

Enkindling Souls with Acts of Love.

 

May You Be Washed in Kindness and

Revel in Loving Encounters During This

Season of Waiting and New Life to Come.

 

We Wish Everyone the Best of Holidays and All Goodness in 2017!

Dave Ekin, President

 

Upcoming Events

2017 Visionary Gala

April 22, 2017 6:00 pm