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  • Your Support Deepens Our Impact

    Dear Friends,

    On behalf of the Foundation Advisory Board, thank you for your commitment to protecting sight and empowering lives. You are part of a special community of ophthalmologists who go above and beyond your day-to-day work in the field to support the Foundation — and strengthen ophthalmic education for all.

    Because of your support, the past year was incredible. We deepened our impact in every one of our core programming areas:

    • The IRIS Registry reached 200 million patient visits, collecting data that can profoundly improve patient care.

    • The Global Outreach Program provided textbook donations to ophthalmologists in places like Cameroon, the Ukraine and South Africa.

    EyeCare America referred more than 8,000 medically underserved seniors and others at increased risk for eye disease to our dedicated
    volunteer ophthalmologists.

    We could not have accomplished these feats without your passion and commitment to our mission.

    ”Thank you for all that you do for the Foundation and for our beloved profession.”


    In this annual report you will read about two extraordinary gifts:

    • Dr. Stanley M. Truhlsen pledged $4 million in matching funds to build a new home for the Museum of Vision.

    • The David E. I. Pyott Glaucoma Education Center launched last fall, made possible by a $2 million gift from David E. I. Pyott, CBE, MD(Hon).

    We hope you enjoy learning more about the stories that shape our Foundation and programming. You play an important role in all of them.

    It is an honor and a privilege to serve alongside the dedicated professionals in our organization, doing meaningful work that touches lives near and far. We know you feel the same way. Thank you for all that you do for the Foundation and for our beloved profession.

    Warm Regards,

    Christie L. Morse, MD, Chair
    Foundation Advisory Board 
    Member of the Academy Board of Trustees

    Tony McClellan, President
    Foundation Advisory Board