Home Services and Programs Low Vision Clinic News and Events Learning Center Construction Donate Now Corporate Documents About Us Light Line Blog Employment Opportunities Contact Us  
   
 

Miami-Dade Optometric Physicians Association Meetings held at Miami Lighthouse

Miami-Dade Optometric Physicians Association Meeting Held at Miami Lighthouse on October 5, 2015

Members of the Miami-Dade Optometric Physicians Association (MDOPA) held their October dinner meeting at Miami Lighthouse. Dr. Teresita Bollar, MDOPA President welcomed attendees who viewed a video about the Miami Lighthouse Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program which was established by MDOPA members in 1992 as the Dr. Bruce Heiken Memorial Fund. MDOPA member and Miami Lighthouse Board Director Dr. Alan Levitt gave a continuing education presentation “The Benefits and Dangers of Blue Light for Your Eyes.” The evening’s music was provided by Miami Lighthouse Better Chance Music Program instructors, guitarist Tony Cobo and violinist Oman Pedreira.

  MDOPA President Dr. Teresita Bollar, Miami Lighthouse Board Directors Drs. Maricarmen Perez-Blanco and Stephen Morris, President & CEO Virginia Jacko and Miami Lighthouse Board Director Dr. Alan Levitt  
 

MDOPA President Dr. Teresita Bollar, Miami Lighthouse Board Directors Drs. Maricarmen Perez-Blanco and Stephen Morris,
President & CEO Virginia Jacko and Miami Lighthouse Board Director Dr. Alan Levitt

 
     

Miami-Dade Optometric Physicians Association Meeting Held at Miami Lighthouse on September 10th, 2012

Members of the Miami-Dade Optometric Physicians Association (MDOPA) held their September meeting at Miami Lighthouse on September 10, 2012. Miami Lighthouse President and CEO Virginia Jacko and Miami Lighthouse Board Director and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Senior Optometric Physician Dr. Maricarmen Perez-Blanco welcomed members of MDOPA. Attendees viewed a video about Miami Lighthouse Programs entitled “See The Light,” and Dr. Scott Gartner, Miami Lighthouse Low Vision Consulting Optometrist, gave a continuing education presentation “Remaining Independent With Low Vision.” Miami Lighthouse Better Chance Music Program™ instructors, guitarist Harold Cobo and violinist Oman Pedreira provided, the evening’s music. Dinner was generously sponsored by Essilor Labs and Transitions Optical.

  Dr. Adam Stelzer President of MDOPA, Dr. Stephen Morris, Dr. Scott Gartner, Dr. Maricarmen Perez-Blanco, Dr. Ericka Herrera and Dr. Teresita Bollar  
 

Dr. Adam Stelzer President of MDOPA, Dr. Stephen Morris, Dr. Scott Gartner,
Dr. Maricarmen Perez-Blanco, Dr. Ericka Herrera and Dr. Teresita Bollar

 
     
  Maria E. Perez and Glenn Batteiger from Essilor Labs and Transitions Optical  
 

Maria E. Perez and Glenn Batteiger from Essilor Labs and Transitions Optical

 
     

Dade County Optometric Association Meeting Held
at Miami Lighthouse on October 25th, 2011

     
   
 

Dr. Marie Carmen Perez-Blanco, Dr. Rebecca del Moral, CEO Virginia Jacko, and Dr. Sidney Stern

 
     
   
 

Board Director Dr. Alan Levitt, Miami Lighthouse Consulting
Optometrist Dr. Bryan Wolynski, and Board Director Dr. Joanne Kundl

 
     
   
 

Miami Lighthouse Consulting Optometrists Dr. Bryan Wolynski and Dr. Rosemary Gonzalez,
CEO Virginia Jacko, Board Director Dr. Joanne Kundl, and Dr. Stephen Morris

 

More than 40 members of the Dade County Optometric Association (DCOA) attended their monthly General Meeting held at Miami Lighthouse on October 25th. They were welcomed by Miami Lighthouse President and CEO Virginia Jacko, Miami Lighthouse Board Director and DCOA Adjunct Board Member Dr. Alan P. Levitt, and DCOA President Dr. Maria Carmen Perez-Blanco. Dr. Rosemary Gonzalez, Miami Lighthouse Low Vision Consulting Optometrist, presented “A Low Vision Case Study” focusing on the importance of low vision assessments. Attending DCOA members received one hour of continuing education credit. Dinner was generously sponsored by Essilor Laboratories of America.

To make an appointment for a low vision assessment at Miami Lighthouse please call 786-362-7479.

Miami Lighthouse Hosts
Miami Ophthalmological Society December Meeting 2009

On December 10, 2009, the Miami Lighthouse hosted a meeting of the Miami Ophthalmological Society. Attendees were welcomed by CEO Virginia Jacko and Dr. Henry Trattler, Executive Director of the Miami Ophthalmological Society, and heard a testimonial from MLB low vision client Wendell Beard.

   
 

CEO Virginia Jacko with Dr. Henry Trattler,
Executive Director of the Miami Ophthalmological Society

 
     
     
 
 



Donate Now

 
 



Florida Heiken Program
 

 
 



Click here to read the Annual Stakeholder Report
 

 
 


“Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Case Study: Vision Rehabilitation for the First Florida Resident to Receive the Argus II “Bionic Eye” appeared in the May/June issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
“Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Case Study: Vision Rehabilitation for the First Florida Resident to Receive the Argus II “Bionic Eye” appeared in the May/June issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.
Click here to read the article.

 

 
 



The Blind Visionary
All of Virginia’s royalties and part of the publisher’s
royalty income will be donated to blind services at
the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
Click to read Ability Magazine

 

 
 



Low Vision Center
 

 
 



State of Vision
Sales of the “State of Vision” license plate support services to blind and visually impaired people. Miami Lighthouse is the recipient of a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this license plate. The cost is $25.00 in addition to the regular registration fee.

 

 
 

 

STAR Summer Camp Children Testimonials

  • STAR is really cool. I like it because I get to be
    with all my friends and learn a lot during summer,
    from typing to art to music.
    - Marino, age 12


  • STAR is fun because we get to read a lot, go on lots of field trips, use the computers and learn programs like PowerPoint. I make a lot of friends here and get to learn things with them. It's a lot better than staying at home watching TV during the summer!
    - Madisleny, age 11


  • We learn a lot and have fun activities in STAR. The large print books I get have helped me a lot in school, and I like learning with a lot of friends that
    I've made here during my second year in STAR at Miami Lighthouse.
    - Taknighis, age 12


 
 
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.

 

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned nine consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.

 

Miami Lighthouse has earned the Silver participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse’s commitment to data transparency.

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

 

Miami Lighthouse was the recipient of the 2013 Switchboard Miami All Star Most Valuable Non-Profit Award.

 

2013 and 2014
Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner of the Marlins Foundation and has received over $50,000 in charitable donations from the team to underwrite the cost of providing vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses to underserved inner-city schoolchildren who receive eye care through our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program.

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare’s 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

 

Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.

 

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

 

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.

 

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.

   
 
 

Copyright © 2003-2017 Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. All rights reserved. Terms and conditions.
This web site was designed and developed by BizSolutions, Inc.