SUPPORTSIGHTSM PROGRAM PARTNERS

MVRF’s SupportSightSM Program is our signature outreach and education program – conceived to link people affected by diseases of the retina with the most up-to-date information and knowledge. The program reaches thousands of people, coast to coast, through three main areas of focus: SupportSightSM Seminars, SupportSightSM Resources and SupportSightNEWSSM. We are proud to be able to provide this program at no cost to the people who need it the most.

Interested in becoming a SupportSightSMsponsor?

Alabama Eye Bank

ALABAMA EYE BANK

Alabama Eye Bank relieves human suffering through the procurement, processing and delivery of the highest quality human eye tissue for transplant, research and teaching throughout Alabama and the world, while maintaining a viable financial base.

Bryn Mawr Trust

BRYN MAWR TRUST

Bryn Mawr Trust is a Pennsylvania financial institution which was founded 1889. The company is headquartered in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

ABOUT CENTRASIGHT AND THE TELESCOPE IMPLANT

The Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac LIpshitz) is indicated for monocular implantation to improve vision in patients greater than or equal to 65 years of age with stable severe to profound vision impairment (best-corrected distance visual acuity 20/160 to 20/800) caused by bilateral central scotomas (blind areas) associated with End-Stage AMD. The device holds FDA (PMA) approval, CE Mark, Health Canada Listing and is manufactured in an FDA registered facility.

The EyeSight Foundation of Alabama

THE EYESIGHT FOUNDATION OF ALABAMA

The foundation was created in 1997 after the sale of the Callahan Eye Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and awards grants to non-profits conducting vision research, education or patient care.

Firstrust Bank

FIRSTTRUST BANK

Leading the way to financial success since 1934. The Green Family and Firstrust remain steadfast in their commitment to cultivate prosperity for their customers, employees, and communities they serve. They provide high quality financial services in a competitive and profitable manner to foster home ownership and thriving enterprise to actively encourage personal growth to build and maintain a strong financial base with a view to perpetual existence.

Genentech

GENENTECH, A MEMBER OF THE ROCHE GROUP

Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.

HEALTHY VISION ASSOCIATION

The Healthy Vision Association is dedicated to helping its members see well and be healthy by providing access that might not be available through employers to products, services and information that promote vision and overall health.

International Retinal Research Foundation

INTERNATIONAL RETINAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Funds clinicians and research scientists worldwide in their efforts to discover the causes and cure of AMD, glaucoma and other retinal diseases.

McDonald's

MCDONALD’S

McDonald’s is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across 36,538 outlets.

RAE S. UBER TRUST: A BNY Mellon Mid-Atlantic Charitable Trust

BNY Mellon is an investments company that provides investment management, investment services and wealth management that help institutions and individuals succeed in markets all over the world.

READER’S DIGEST PARTNERS FOR SIGHT FOUNDATION

Partners for Sight is dedicated to increasing the self-reliance and dignity of blind and visually impaired persons.

TYROGENEX

Tyrogenex is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in developing inhibitors for wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) and solid tumors.

VFO

VFO™ is the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. Their brands include: Ai Squared, Freedom Scientific and Optelec which develop and provide innovative solutions for blind and low vision individuals.

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY PARTNERS

MVRF convenes mini education sessions in partnership with senior living communities which are are a modified version of our SupportSightSM Seminars. These shorter, more condensed seminars are turnkey and perfect for retirement communities. The mini sessions easily integrate into health and wellness programs that communities offer to their residents. We are proud to work closely with the following senior living providers throughout the country.

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If you reside at a retirement community that may be interested in hosting an education session, please contact Lynn Rinaldi, SupportSightSM Program manager, at Lynn@mvrf.org or 1.866.4MACULA.

Please note: This list is updated quarterly and may not represent the most up-to-date list of partners.