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
I first got involved with the Maryland Society for Sight as a volunteer. I was matched with a client with macular degeneration who needed assistance with grocery shopping. It was a wonderful experience which grew from a desire to assist someone in the community into a long term friendship. After a year of viewing first hand what this group was able to accomplish on a tight budget, I joined the Board of Directors, later serving as Chairperson. Twelve years of volunteering with the Maryland Society for Sight and I am still impressed daily with the skill, energy and compassion of the staff of this mighty little organization.