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 New View”– this theme celebrates the new perspective on life that corneal transplant recipients experience after having their sight restored, and the change in viewpoint donor families express when the pain of a loved one’s death is at least partially mitigated by the opportunity to share the gift of sight with someone in need of a transplant.
Miracles In Sight is gearing up for Eye Donation Month 2022!
To help us spread awareness about the importance of eye donation and honor our donors, we have created custom MIS outdoor and garden flags for our partners to display. We’re taking orders for these custom flags from now until September 9th, to be distributed in the month of October by our team.
Miracles In Sight (MIS) experienced a changing of the guard, so to speak, on June 6, when the CEO, Dean Vavra, began his transition into retirement and Ingrid Schunder became President and CEO of the nonprofit organization.
During the recent conflict in Ukraine, Miracles In Sight along with peer eye banking organizations donated specialized corneal tissue to the Ukrainian Vitreoretinal Society (UVRS) for use in treating combat-related eye injuries. Miracles In Sight, Eye Life International, Lions Vision Gift, the Nevada Donor Network, Advancing Sight, CorneaGen and the San Diego Eye Bank received this letter of thanks from UVRS president, Dr. Andrii Ruban, for the vital support during this difficult time.
Innovation is the science of delivering ideas that are both meaningful and unique, and there is a myth that only for-profit companies with tens of millions of dollars can be innovative. However, Miracles In Sight and similar nonprofits continue to demonstrate that creative organizations armed with motivation and collaboration can bring meaningful change to operating rooms across the world.
Miracles In Sight (MIS) is proud to have participated in the Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring (MOM) program’s Student Engagement Weekend during AAO 2021, the annual conference of the American Academy of Ophthalmology that was held in New Orleans, November 12-15.