Will you do this with me?
Please give to Global Ophthalmology Emory
I have been inspired by my colleagues to raise funds for our work preventing vision impairment in the most vulnerable populations.
253 MILLION people worldwide are visually impaired. This definition of vision impairment is beyond what many of us would consider "functional vision" meaning there are even more people across the globe whose vision prevents them for reaching their full potential. Over 75% of vision impairment is either preventable or treatable. This is what Emory Eye Center's Global Ophthalmology Program aims to do.
Through education, research and clinical outreach we aim to prevent those at risk from losing vision and restoring vision for those who are already blind. We work with local governments, hospitals and non-profits abroad to train more physicians and develop programs what will reach remote populations. We work here in Georgia with our partners to ensure equitable access to eye care regardless of race, geography or ability to pay.
I have set a massive goal. I hesitated to do this because it felt selfish and I hate asking for money. However, just look at some of the things that your tax-deductible donation could do:
- Support Pediatric Vision Screening to Syrian refugee children living in refugee camps
- Provide sight restoring vision to Syrian refugees
- Provide sight restoring vision to rural and indigenous people in Guatemala
- Provide Sight restoring vision in West Africa
- Support medical training of girls and woman in West Africa
- Support the subspecialty training of Jordanian ophthalmologists to meet the needs of their population as well as refugees
- Support the training of corneal transplantation for ophthalmologist in Ethiopia
- Provide vision care in Georgia to refugees, immigrants, and uninsured residents at the Clarkston Community Health Center
Please consider helping us in our work to prevent vision impairment and ensuring that EVERYONE has access to QUALITY eye care.
Please be sure to select Global Ophthalmology Emory in the drop down menu on the donation page.