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.
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.
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 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.
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 is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.
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.
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.
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.
INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH PARTNERS
MVRF has no ties to any one institution, therefore, our research dollars are directed to the most promising ideas that come out of leading medical centers and world class research institutions in the United States and around the world. We are proud to be associated with the following academic leaders.
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.
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.
Rockhill Mennonite Community
Please note: This list is updated quarterly and may not represent the most up-to-date list of partners.