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2019 Eye Ball: See and Be Seen
September 21, 2019 | Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel
You will want to See and Be Seen promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Book your hotel stay with the Tampa Airport Marriott for a special group rate of $119 per night!

Be sure to make your reservation by August 23, 2019: https://bit.ly/2Edg7HO


2018 EYE BALL: AN OPTICAL ILLUSION

We hope you were able to join us at the 2018 Eye Ball: An Optical Illusion on September 15th at the Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel! The evening was filled with beautiful attire; delicious food courtesy of Roy’s, Ava, Harpoon Harry’s, and the Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel; and mind-bending optical illusions brought to us by legally blind street magician, Justin Sight. If you missed this exciting evening, check out Amy Scherzer’s article summarizing the Eye Ball in the Tampa Bay Times.

VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE 2018 EYE BALL GALA:

EVENT PHOTOS

SOUVENIR PHOTOS

This year’s Eye Ball celebrated the Lions Eye Institute’s 45 years of service in the community and our commitment to set new standards for ocular endeavors that will improve visual outcomes and quality of life for those who are blind or visually impaired.

We raised over $100,000 at the 2018 Eye Ball which will support our gratis ocular tissue program which gives the gift of sight to people all over the world. In August, Dr. Herbert Knauf traveled to Honduras to provide sight-saving surgery to people who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Through our gratis program, we were able to supply him with ocular tissue for his transplant surgeries at absolutely no charge to the patients. But Honduras is just one country out of over 100 countries without an eye bank. The need worldwide is so great.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. KNAUF’S MISSION TRIP:

HONDURAS VIDEO


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