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.
September 3, 2014
FREE WEBINAR on AGING and OUR EYES
Friday, September 5 from 1-2 Central Time will focus on the topic: "How Our Eyes Age: The Impact on Everyday Life." Presenters are Chris Girkin, MD, MSPH and Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH both of the UAB Department of Ophthalmology, and Torrey DeKeyser of the EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
September 1, 2014
According to recent statistics, more than 25,000 people seek treatment for sports-related eye injuries each year. Most of these injuries could have easily been prevented through the use of appropriate eye protection.
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....