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Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Supports Vision Forward's Annual Dining in the Dark Dinner

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences supports Vision Forward's annual Dining in the Dark dinner.

On Sunday, November 3, representatives from the department of ophthalmology & visual sciences showed their support for Vision Forward Association at the organization’s annual Dining in the Dark dinner at Bacchus. Vision Forward is a nonprofit organization devoted to empowering, educating and enhancing the lives of individuals impacted by vision loss through all of life’s transitions.

At the 11th annual Dining in the Dark attendees enjoyed a 4-course meal while blindfolded to call attention to the challenges people with vision loss face and the adaptions that allow them to be independent. Guests also heard from speaker, Michael Nye, who shared his journey of listening to the stories of men and women who are blind and visually impaired as he created narratives for his art exhibit, “My Heart is Not Blind,” which showcases audio narratives and artistic portraits revealing these perspectives on blindness.

The Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute’s sponsorship of Dining in the Dark and proceeds from the dinner will help fund support, training, therapy and education options for children, youth, adults and seniors impacted by vision loss.