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New Public Opinion Poll Reveals A Significant Number Of Americans Rate Losing Eyesight As Having Greatest Impact On Their Lives Compared To Other Conditions

New Public Opinion Poll Reveals a Significant Number of Americans Rate Losing Eyesight as Having Greatest Impact on their Lives Compared to Other Conditions Comprehensive attitudinal survey on eye health shows differences among groups; underscores critical need for funding research ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Sept. 18, 2014—Many Americans across racial and ethnic groups describe losing eyesight as potentially having the [...]

September 19th, 2014|

Summer 2014 SupportSightNEWS Is Now Available!

Our Summer 2014 SupportSightNEWSSM is now available. Click here to read.

August 26th, 2014|

MVRF Is A BBB Accredited Charity Seal Holder

Bragging Rights: We feel good about making the BBB list, and you can feel good about making an investment in MVRF! MVRF is proud to be listed as a charitable organization you can trust by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance in the recent Chronicle of Philanthropy's Giving USA edition.

July 10th, 2014|

Statement From The Macula Vision Research Foundation Board Of Directors On The Passing Of Founder Herbert Lotman

We are all saddened by the sudden and unexpected loss of our co-founder Herbert (Herb) Lotman on May 8. Herb and his wife Karen established the Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) as a 501 (c) 3 public charity in 1997 with the firm belief that 100 percent of all donations should be directly invested in [...]

May 22nd, 2014|

May Is Healthy Vision Month

When it comes to our health, we often visit our doctor or nurse regularly to make sure our bodies are healthy. But what about our eyes? They’re not always top of mind, but they’re just as important. During Healthy Vision Month, held each May, the National Eye Institute empowers Americans to make their eye health [...]

April 30th, 2014|

Anatomical Discovery By Penn Team Gives Insight Into Blinding Retinal Diseases

In humans, a tiny area in the center of the retina called the fovea is critically important to viewing fine details. Densely packed with cone photoreceptor cells, it is used while reading, driving and gazing at objects of interest. Some animals have a similar feature in their eyes, but researchers believed that among mammals the [...]

March 5th, 2014|

WYPL Interviews Dawn Prall George, Executive Director Of MVRF

  Vance Durbin from Eye on Vision at WYPL in Memphis, a radio show for those with visual impairment, interviews Dawn Prall George, Executive Director of MVRF about the Foundation and its mission.

February 28th, 2014|

CBS Interviews MVRF Founder Herb Lotman & MVRF Executive Director Dawn Prall George

CBS' Erickson Blakney speaks with MVRF Founder Herb Lotman & MVRF Executive Director Dawn Prall George about the Macula Vision Research Foundation and finding a cure for retinal diseases: http://audio.cbsradionewsfeed.com/2014/02/18/15/N313_1392_7563130.mp3 What an awesome interview!

February 24th, 2014|

MVRF To Host Free Seminar On AMD

THE MACULA VISION RESEARCH FOUNDATION (MVRF) TO HOST FREE SUPPORTSIGHTSM SEMINAR ON AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION ON FEBRUARY 25, 2014 WHAT: The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) will host a FREE SupportSightSM seminar on February 25, 2014 about the latest in research, treatment, patient care and early detection, technology and coping with vision impairment. WHO: MVRF - a [...]

February 17th, 2014|

The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) & Optelec Announce Partnership To Increase Awareness Of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

THE MACULA VISION RESEARCH FOUNDATION (MVRF) & OPTELEC ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION  CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, Vista, CA (February 4, 2014) The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) and Optelec have formed a unique partnership of industry and philanthropy to benefit more than 11 million people in the United States with age-related macular [...]

February 11th, 2014|