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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 12 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 Gold participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse's commitment to data transparency.
Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.
Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.
Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.
Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.
Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare's 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial 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.