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.
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.
November 27, 2013
Over 100 vision and eye care professionals from across the state met in November to explore issues, get the latest statistics, and share ideas from the field. The Summit demonstrated that there is much to be done to reduce blindness and vision impairment for our population, yet illustrated that there are great resources, people and institutions working very hard towards that goal. To keep the momentum going, the EyeSight Foundation will continue to examine the feasibility of forming a statewide vision collaborative to advance our effectiveness....
October 2, 2013
ESFA, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital and Prevent Blindness America present a free educational seminar on November 22 for anyone with a stake in promoting and improving eye health in Alabama. Learn about the latest data available to support your eye care cause, new approaches to eye health challenges, and opportunities for collaboration. (This seminar does not target the consumer or patient).
February 22, 2013
Qualified patients in the Mobile and south Alabama area may receive eye exams through Victory Health Partners and vouchers for eyeglasses through Prevent Blindness America, in a cooperative effort made possible when the EyeSight Foundation of Alabama introduced the two organizations.
December 2, 2012
Toys are fun and can play an important role in a child’s development, but they can also pose dangers to children’s eyes. Each year, toys with sharp edges, small parts and other built-in hazards cause thousands of serious eye injuries, some of them resulting in blindness. Learn how you can keep some the greatest joys of the holiday season from turning into injury-related sorrows.