March is Eye Donor Month
To the editor:
Many people take their eyesight for granted, but for those who are visually impaired, sight is a most precious gift.
Through the technology of medical science, complete restoration of sight has been made possible through corneal transplant surgery. The Sight Society of Northeastern New York and the Lions Eye Bank at Albany have provided tissue for more than 320 corneal transplants in 2012. Together they were able to restore vision to men, women and children ranging in age from 9 days to 103 years.
March is recognized as Eye Donor Month not only to support the dedicated work of caring people and benevolent organizations but to raise awareness of individuals who may want to someday make their gift of sight a gift to be shared.
For details on how you can become an eye donor, contact Therese Martin, president, Saranac Lake Lions Club, at 518-891-2172.
Paula Lanthier, secretary
Saranac Lake Lions Club