Los Angeles Chapter
Nathan Clookie, Director, Chapter Engagement, West
The Strength of the Foundation is Through Our Communities
The Foundation Fighting Blindness Chapter network brings people together across the country to join in fighting blinding retinal diseases. Our family of volunteers and leaders stand up for those impacted by blinding diseases. From day one, they share the latest research and advancements, and provide access to local resources to guide individuals through their personal journey. And together, they celebrate the Foundation’s mission.
We are winning thanks to the dedication of our Chapters focusing on three key areas: education, resources, and revenue. Through informative sessions, Foundation staff, community, and national experts provide research information, low vision resources, and outreach to our local retinal specialists and eye care professionals. To continue accelerating our mission, each community is invited to be a stakeholder by participating in our fundraising events.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness Chapter Vision
Our vision is to bring a community together to end blinding diseases.
Los Angeles Chapter Leadership
|Jessie Wolinsky||Chapter President|
|James Immekus||Vice President|
|Charlie Kramer||Resource Chair|
|Adam Lawrence||Education Chair|
|Andrew Reiter||Revenue Chair|
|Sheri Lawrence||Diversity & Inclusion Chair|
Director, Chapter Engagement, West
Join the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Los Angeles Chapter for a discussion presented by local experts in the low vision field.
Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $60 million to fund sight-saving research. Join your VisionWalk community! Together, we step closer to fighting blinding diseases.
The 90-minute national webinar will feature guest presentations on emerging gene therapies from Opus, a potential anti-oxidative treatment from Nacuity, and a promising cell-based treatment from OkuloVision. The panel will answer questions from the audience on a wide range of research, clinical, and therapy development topics.
Southern California Virtual Speaker Series - Working with a Retinal Specialist
Dr. Shyamanga Borooah, an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Shiley Eye Institute in San Diego, presents frequent questions when coming to see a retinal specialist on the first or subsequent visit.