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Apr 10, 2020 The Foundation in the News
Using high-tech, camera-equipped eyeglasses and a healthy pair of eyes with 20/20 vision located hundreds, maybe even thousands, of miles away, a blind New York attorney has help to navigate the city’s busy streets and broken sidewalks.
Mar 31, 2020 Foundation News
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and its impact on the IRD community.
Mar 12, 2020 News
Sofia Priebe, 17, is legally blind. Her parents have started a nonprofit, Sofia Sees Hope, to raise funds for research into and awareness of the rare genetic disease Leber congenital amaurosis, which causes her blindness.
Feb 14, 2020 The Foundation in the News
People with disabilities are no different from anyone else. We all have strengths and challenges, and we all seek to be fully engaged in society. Treating blind people differently, either as incapable of conducting everyday tasks in life, or conversely, acting as though our ability to conduct even the most mundane chore is remarkable can be discouraging.
Feb 6, 2020 Foundation News
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is pleased to provide an audio recording and full transcripts of the Insights Forum, our quarterly conference call providing updates to the inherited retinal disease community. The call took place on January 31, 2020.
Feb 6, 2020 Press Releases
My Retina Tracker Program is the highest volume IRD genetic testing program in the U.S.
Feb 3, 2020 Foundation News
Please note that the seventh annual Retinal Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Summit previously scheduled for Friday, May 1st, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland has been cancelled.
Jan 29, 2020 Foundation News
The Foundation Fighting Blindness VISIONS 2020 conference will be held on June 18-20th at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.
Jan 24, 2020 The Foundation in the News
Author Ben Shaberman talks to Optometry Today about how families affected by blindness helped to inspire his new novel, Retina Boy
Jan 9, 2020 Press Releases
This signature fundraising event has raised more than $55 million for research leading to treatments and cures for blindness.