The EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
What we do: We award grants to non-profits conducting vision research, education or patient care. We don’t see patients, we aren’t doctors or researchers or educators – but on our Resource Directory we list many organizations that do provide those services. Mission: To serve as a catalyst to improve eyesight through education, research and access to care. Vision: Making a difference in the eyes of the world.
July 29, 2014
Poor vision adversely affects tens of thousands of children in Alabama each year. Join the EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, FocusFirst and Sight Savers America in observing Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month and learn how this critical issue is being addressed.
July 1, 2014
The results of the 2014 American Eye-Q Survey by the American Optometric Association revealed that only 30 percent of Americans say UV protection is the most important factor when purchasing sunglasses. Join the Eyesight Foundation of Alabama in observing UV Safety Month this July, and help us spread the word that protecting one’s eyes against UV exposure is critical to eye health. Click title to read more
May 30, 2014
Three sparklers burning together generate the same heat as a blowtorch! According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks are involved in thousands of eye injuries every year, most of them occurring during the one-month period surrounding the Fourth of July. Please join the Eyesight Foundation of Alabama and Prevent Blindness America in observing Fireworks Safety Month, June 1-July 4, and learn about guarding your eyes against fireworks injuries....
May 1, 2014
How can you encourage eye health in your community or circle of influence? There are a number of resources available at http://www.nei.nih.gov/hvm/spread_the_word.asp that will provide convenient ways for you to help raise awareness about the importance of eye health.
January 2, 2014
Did you know that direct costs related to Glaucoma reach $5.8 billion annually in the U.S.? Our vision should always be a top priority, and the New Year is a great time for a resolution to make sure our eyes are healthy with a dilated eye exam, according to Prevent Blindness CEO Hugh Parry.