There is now Hope For Vision. Organization dedicated to raising awareness and action for those with retinal degenerative and other blinding diseases.

February 04, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Tens of millions of Americans lose some amount of vision every day, ultimately facing total blindness. This means that almost everyone in America has a friend, relative, neighbor or colleague facing some form of this problem.

In recent years, scientists have employed genetic treatments to restore full vision to blind dogs, have given vision to the blind using retinal microchip technologies, have begun clinical trials on pharmaceutical treatments to combat retinal degenerative diseases, and have reached dozens of other heretofore unimaginable milestones.

Despite this progress, there is much work that remains to be done before these treatments can become a reality and their use widespread. Hope For Vision springs from the breathtaking scientific progress and will operate to progress these efforts as well as to assist those who hope for the success of such innovations.

To deliver these treatments to the afflicted as quickly and as effectively as possible, Hope For Vision is needed. Awareness of this daunting challenge faced by millions needs to be raised, as well as the groundbreaking science and scientists that have been making this progress.

“Celebrating these achievements and supporting the continuing effort is the mission of Hope For Vision,” said Chairman and President Isaac Lidsky. “We can work together and make all of our hopes for effective solutions a reality.”

Announcements of the initial programs will follow in the coming months.
More information is available on the Hope For Vision website at

Hope For Vision is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of retinal degenerative and other blinding diseases, to providing information and community tools to help those coping with vision loss, and to developing the tools required to support a grassroots movement to raise urgently needed funding for scientific research. More information can be found at

- END -