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How to Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits with Vision Loss

Vision loss affects more than 23 million people in the U.S. If you have vision loss that makes it impossible for you to work, you can file a claim for Social Security disability benefits. Disability benefits will make it easier to pay for the things that you need like rent, food, and utilities. As long as you expect that your vision loss will last at least one year you can complete a claim for Social Security benefits to ease the financial burden while you can’t work.Read More

Miracles In Sight Expands Service Reach with New Partnership

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.Miracles In Sight (MIS), a nonprofit eye bank that recovers, processes and distributes ocular tissue, announced today that it has expanded its reach with a new partnership. Lone Star Lions Eye Bank based in Manor, Texas, has joined the MIS family. The agreement was effective Aug. 3, 2020. Read More

Update: MIS Face Shield Project Gets a Boost from a 10-Year-Old

A few weeks ago, we posted an article about how the Miracles In Sight team had started to use the organization’s 3D printers to create face shields for health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the project has grown significantly, in part, due to the efforts of a 10-year-old boy, his dad, and a remarkable birthday present.Read More

MIS Using 3D Printing to Help Shield Health Care Workers

At Miracles In Sight (MIS), we are always working, innovating and collaborating to improve the quality of care and services in our industry. However, with elective corneal tissue transplants on hold, we’re also applying that same innovative, collaborative spirit to helping our fellow health care professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Meet Angie Smith: Bringing Passion to Every Part of MIS

Angie Smith lights up when she talks about her job. Not just when she talks about the innovations and technical advances, or the donor interactions, or the recipient feedback. She lights up for all of it.

After 17 years with Miracles In Sight, Angie has done just about everything there is to do in the organization. And she still talks about it like it’s the most amazing place on earth.Read More

Chris Davis – Cornea Recipient

Chris Davis

Hi, My name Chris Davis, I’m a former U.S. Coast Guard swimming Instructor, and in 1991 I was diagnosed with an eye disease called KERATOCONUS, which is the thinning of the Cornea. Upon my initial diagnosis and beyond, My vision was a MESS!  Cars tail lights, especially at night, looked like airplane propellers and the basketball rim was an orange blur.  I often rendered undeserving salutes to fellow shipmates because I couldn’t see the rank insignia on his or her collar clearly.Read More

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