I wanted to express our appreciation to Sight Savers America for providing 5 legally blind kids with a Multiview video magnifier system. It was a wonderful event, and your team did a marvelous job of training the kids and coordinating the event. The kids were ecstatic and our faculty were proud to be part of such a great program. Your passion for what you do is amazing, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to be your Houston partners.
The partnership between UEI Center for Sight Enhancement, Optelec, and Sight Savers America is a great one and we look forward to building on this year’s success. As you know, TV reporters from Telemundo and Fox 26 news covered the event. Fox 26 played the piece in their 9 pm slot last night, and the reporter is the new weekend anchor, Rita Garcia. https://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/111213-uh-helps-legally-blind-patients-find-new-vision. Shawn Lindsey from UH also did a video story that will air later.
Special thanks to Lisa Merkl, from the office of University Communication, Linda from Sight Savers, and Courtney from Optelec for writing up the press release and generating media interest.
Thank you again for your generosity and support. Will look forward to the next time.
Best wishes for the holiday season,
Stanley Woo, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O.
Director, UEI Center for Sight Enhancement
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Houston College of Optometry