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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Eye Diseases, Blindness & Vision Impairments, Health

Mission: To prevent blindness and preserve sight in the state of Maryland.

Results: For more than 101 years we have provided the citizens of Maryland with advocacy, screenings and education aimed at preventing loss of sight.

Target demographics: Preschool Children in Central Maryland Adults in Maryland at risk for eye disease Homeless and Indigent in Maryland All ages to prevent blindness

Direct beneficiaries per year: 20,000

Geographic areas served: State of Maryland

Programs: The goal of the Maryland Society for Sight is to reach all MArylanders through the following programs: Rosalie S. Sauber Preschool Vision Screening Program Mobile Eye Care for the Homeless Adult Vision and Glaucoma Awareness Program Eye Health and Safety Education Program

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first became involved with Maryland Society for Sight through a friend about 10 years ago. I initially provided free eye exams and was later asked to serve on the Board of Directors. I have been involved eversince

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the wonderful opportunity to intern with The Maryland Society for Sight for an internship college requirement. I was able to gain insight of what is like to work with a diverse population such as school age kids and older population for the Glaucoma screening program. Working with the staff members was a wonderful experience, both Audrey and Jacqueline are very professional and dedicated to the mission of the society. I would definately recommend this program to anyone who wants to make a difference in the community.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IT has been a pleasure to be able to work with the great people of the Md society for Sight. They are tireless in their efforts to better serve the underserved in Baltimore and the surrounding region. Sherry Rowe is a gem in providing a warm personal touch and consistent follow up for all in need. Jacquline Nerette offers her true and genuine selfless energy to the screening projects. The whole team carries a sense of mission with compassion. I am proud to be associated with them. Sam Boles _____________________ Samuel F. Boles, MD Anne Arundel Eye Center | Annapolis, MD 21401 | Office: 410.224.2010 | Fax: 410.224.3044 | Mobile: 410.409.9029 | Email: Sam@EyeCenter2010.com | www.EyeCenter2010.com ____________________________

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a rising junior at Brown University with the ultimate goal of attending medical school, I can honestly say that working with Director Audrey Novak at the Maryland Society of Sight has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. Though courses in neuroscience and psychology have taught me the key role of early intervention for medical health, actually working in preschools has given me first hand exposure in the importance of organizations such as this one. When teachers find that a difficult, contradictory child may have serious vision problems that once addressed may ameliorate his behavior, it is as if a sense of hope is restored. A similar exhiliration comes when a grown adult begins to understand the importance of regular visits to the eye doctor. Baltimore is lucky to have the MD Society for Sight.