Thanks to your support of Saving Kids’ Sight, thirteen new Icare tonometers were loaned out to families this year, to help prevent glaucoma from stealing their child’s sight. Measuring their child’s eye pressure three times a day and reporting back to Dr. Sharon Freedman at Duke Eye Center, not only helps to manage their child’s advanced glaucoma, but is also helping hundreds of ophthalmologists around the world to better understand and treat childhood glaucoma.
Please consider a gift to support our goals for 2017. We have a generous donor who will match all donations from now through December 31st up to a total of $10,000. Donations can be made through our Fiscal Sponsor, Residence Partners NFP, by clicking the DONATE! button above.
In 2017, with your support, we can help more children who are battling glaucoma. We currently have the opportunity to purchase refurbished units at half price ($1,995 instead of $3,995). Please help us to purchase 12 more Icares for beating childhood glaucoma in 2017.
Thanks so much for your generous support,
Dr. Sharon Freedman, shows Karen Crozier how to use a tonometer with her son Quinn Crozier at the Duke Eye Center. Sarah Smale raised money to buy a library of tonometers. The instruments, which are used to check glaucoma pressures, will be loaned out to other patients to bring home.
Shawn Rocco/Duke Health
The goal of my blog is to increase awareness of childhood glaucoma and other eye diseases, and to unite kids like me living with visual impairment.