Oh Happy Day! Gettin’ My New Eyes

Oh Happy Day! Gettin’ My New Eyes

When I had to retire my third guide dog, Abby, early for medical reasons, I was full of conflicting emotions. However, I made all of the necessary decisions: where she would live (with me), who would become her primary caregiver (my mom) and how I would meet her needs...

ABVISC Executive Director, Courtney Plotner, Forty under 40 hooree

The Charleston Regional Business Journal has announced the 2016 class of Forty Under 40 honorees. Each year, the Business Journal and its partners recognize 40 individuals under 40 years of age who represent some of the highly engaged professionals living and...
The Puzzling Rise in Nearsighted Children

The Puzzling Rise in Nearsighted Children

angjiang, China Children in this small southern Chinese city sit and recite their vocabulary words in an experimental cube of a classroom built with translucent walls and ceilings. Sunlight lights up the room from all directions. The goal of this unusual learning...
Prescriptions and Pride: VisionSpring’s Journey to One Million

Prescriptions and Pride: VisionSpring’s Journey to One Million

The woman I met in Choco, Colombia, arrived by canoe. She had made the trip down the river to the village where I was working as a young optometry student with a team of visiting eye doctors from Boston. She had travelled an entire day to get her eyes examined. Most...