Thursday, April 28, 2011

May Is Healthy Vision Month

Vision is one of our most valuable senses. It is important to have your eyes examined by an eye care professional regularly. May is Healthy Vision Month. Don't wait until it's too late. Make an appointment to ensure your eyes are healthy. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends the following guidelines:
  • At age 40: have a baseline examination for eye diseases
  • 20 to 40: have an eye exam every 5 to 10 years
  • Over age 40: have an eye exam every 2 to 4 years
  • Over age 65: have an eye exam every 1 to 2 years
  • Diabetics should have an eye exam every year
Read more about Healthy Vision Month from the National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health at

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Wine Tasting

Have fun ~ help people see!!

Join us on the deck of the Cultured Pearl above the streets of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on Sunday, June 5. The Cultured Pearl Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar will host a Wine Tasting to benefit the International Eye Foundation. Fine wines combine with wonderful hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction for a fun afternoon at the ocean. Media sponsor by CAMP Rehoboth, Inc.

Reservations are $50 per person and are to be made by May 31.

Make your reservation now. Click here or on the image of the invitation. For more information, contact Calvin Baerveldt at .

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

IEF Recognized for 50 Years Saving Sight Worldwide

The International Eye Foundation was honored to receive a citation from Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley recognizing the outstanding work of the organization over the past 50 years. The citation highlights IEF's "...dedicated efforts to prevent blindness and restore sight worldwide, especially in developing countries...with congratulations on the occasion of your 50th Anniversary; and as the people of Maryland join in expressing our high regard and sincere appreciation for your success as a global leader in sustainability programming for eye care..."

Additionally, US Senator Benjamin Cardin sent a letter congratulating IEF on its 50th Anniversary. Senator Cardin wrote "I would like to thank you for all you have done to help save the sight of millions of people threatened by blindness."