Eye Donation Month is held each November to help bring awareness to the importance of eye donation. All month long, Miracles In Sight, (with the help of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA)) will help generate awareness about the need for eye donation, common misconceptions about the process, and life-changing opportunities that are created when recipients regain their sight through corneal transplants. This year, the theme is “A Community of Compassion”– the many people working together in various roles, driven by collective passion to #restoresight. The intention is to inspire individuals to register as donors, and highlight the mission of EBAA member eye banks to #restoresight worldwide.
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
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
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
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