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Causes: Health

Mission: The Discovery Eye Foundation supports research related to sight-threatening eye diseases and their treatments, improving the quality of life for patients and their families.

Target demographics: people with sight-threatening eye diseases

Geographic areas served: International

Programs: We fund research into sight-saving therapies and potential cures.

Community Stories

49 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Bill21

Client Served

Rating: 4

This organization provide a badly needed informational service to people suffering from keratoconus. This disease is fairly rare and thus it can be very difficult to get timely and accurate information about it. Thank you. Bill Simkins

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very thankful for the information that Discovery Eye Foundation distributes to the KC community. I have learned valuable information that helps me take better care of my eyes and stay informed on the latest research and surgeries. They do a great job disseminating information!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Discovery Eye Foundation brought me a great deal of knowledge at a time of great fear for my future well being. The knowledge was an excellent pacifier for those fears, since understanding relieves the apprehension of ignorance. They have, and continue to this day, to provide a great deal of continuing knowledge concerning my condition, which is keratoconus.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Discovery Eye Foundation has helped me in many ways since I was diagnosed with AMD. In a time of great fear, it gave me comfort. I was supplied with the latest research along with the available aids & nutrition to help in my fight against this disabling disease. I am very appreciative for this organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with keratoconus thirty years ago. As a result my eyesight problems have gradually worsened over the years, and despite ongoing development of new rigid contact lens, my eyes have suffered repeated corneal scratches and injuries, to the point where cornea transplants seemed inevitable. The problem is sufficiently unusual and rare that even my wife did not have any real understanding of KC. Fortunately, my corneal specialists are on the leading edge of medical advances and after decades of trying new lenses, my latest scleral lenses have been injury free, and I learned about NKCF from their office. Since then, my wife and I attended a half-day program in Chicago presented by NKCF for patients and family members. One of the featured speakers was one of my doctors. Everyone who spoke helped my wife to better understand my condition, and increased my knowledge and perspective on my own condition. Patients attended from three or four states, some of spent hours travelling to the program. NKCF also has an email list of patients and professionals exchanging information to help each other. Recently, from there I learned of a new keratoconus lens available in Europe and patients' experience using it. This is another encouraging benefit of NKCF. Now I have reasons to hope that I will never need corneal transplants. NKCF has helped me improve my quality of life and hope for future years of stable and possibly improved vision. Too many people take eyesight for granted.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being diagnosed with macular degeneration is both frightening and overwhelming. A source of current information relating to this condition is extremely important to someone trying to cope with the potential for loss of vision. Discovery Eye Foundation has become that trusted source of information for me. I sincerely appreciate the frequent updates from Discovery Eye Foundation that are conveniently delivered via email. They do an excellent job of presenting the latest information on research studies and therapies in an easy to understand format.

Client Served

Rating: 5

With this organization's newsletter I found a new hybrid contact that has essentially granted me 20/20 vision. I had no idea that I was seeing so poorly with glasses until I was fitted with this medical device. It actually won medical device of the year 2009 against even prosthetic devices. It's a miracle!

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my mother was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration we were both very frightened. We knew so little about the disease and what she was going to face. The Discovery Eye Foundation has provided a wealth of information and support over the years. Mom can't read information on a computer anymore so I receive the monthly newsletter and read it faithfully before printing it off in large font for mom. It's given her direction on what questions to ask her eye doctor, warned her about a prescription that was tainted and advised her what to do to help. It's informed me about lifestyle changes my daughter and I can do to help decrease the odds of us getting the disease. Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The ongoing up-to-date online information provided by Discovery Eye Foundation has greatly assisted me as a patient treated for AMD. Additionally, I have helped to disseminate the findings of research reports as well as the importance of early detection. Therefore, the organization has made it possible to impact a wider group of high-risk individuals.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Our son was diagnosed with keratoconus in June of 2011. We had never even heard of this condition before. The National Keratoconus Foundation was an essential tool in learning about this disease, researching options for our son, and providing him with the best possible care.