Although November is Eye Donation Month, Miracles In Sight also wants to make sure not to overlook an important day for the entire nation. November 11 is Veterans Day, which is especially meaningful for MIS since the organization is proud to have several veterans of the United States Military on staff.
Established in 1981, EBAA Accreditation is the gold standard for eye banking. Recognized by FDA, CDC and other federal agencies, this program ensures consistently safe, quality ocular tissue by confirming that our Medical Standards, which are endorsed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, are consistently followed by all eye bank staff. EBAA Accreditation is open to all entities that perform one or more eye banking functions, regardless of their EBAA membership status.
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