Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter

Contact Info

Tim Smith, Chapter President


August 7, 2021 Meeting

During a recent Cininnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter Meeting, participants toured the newly renovated 3rd floor at CABVI. In addition, there was a presentation highlighting 21 promising research projects for 2021 – including gene therapies, stem cell treatments, and clinical trials. The presentation also include an overview of the genetic testing program that the Foundation Fighting Blindness offers.

National Chapter Vision Webinar:
Nourishing Better Vision

Presented in part by the Foundation Fighting Blindness Arizona and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapters.


Paul Bernstein, MD, PhD, Val A. and Edith D. Green Presidential Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah

Dr. Bernstein is an ophthalmologist specializing in inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  He is frequently asked by patients and family members if there are any lifestyle changes that they can make to decrease their chances of losing more vision.  Although options may be limited, improved nutrition can be a welcome and empowering suggestion.   He will review the evidence for and against nutritional interventions for IRDs and AMD, with particular emphasis on retinoids (vitamin A), carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin), omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil), and various herbal supplements.

Ben Shaberman, Senior Director, Scientific Outreach & Community Engagement, Foundation Fighting Blindness provided the latest news from the retinal research front lines.


Chapter Events

  • Jan 22, 2022 EST Event

    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter Virtual Speaker Series

    Featured presentations from Kenneth Redd, Jennifer Holladay, and Melissa Balbach.

  • Mar 6, 2022 EST Event

    Hope from Home – A United Night to Save Sight

    Experience incredible entertainment, amazing auction items, and the opportunity to connect with others through our live Party Rooms, while supporting the mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness – all from the comfort of your own home.

  • Jun 17, 2022 EST Event

    VISIONS 2022 Conference

    VISIONS 2022, the national conference of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, is a one-of-a-kind event in which individuals who are visually impaired, and their families, have the opportunity to hear about exciting advancements in blindness research.

Foundation Contact

Allie Sarwark

Manager, Chapter Engagement

+1 (847) 680-1096