Midwest Sight Foundation is a non-for-profit organization made to create awareness of the potential risks of glaucoma and other blinding diseases to local & surrounding communities, as well as the general public. There is a large cause for concern for those who have glaucoma, but have not been made fully aware of it until it causes permanent vision-impairing damage. Individuals that are effected by glaucoma typically are not made aware of it until their vision has already been severely affected by this disease.
Our purpose and our goal is to prevent glaucoma and other blinding diseases from furthering more damage to someones vision. We try doing this by educating the public and suggesting that one gets a yearly screening and to get their eye pressure checked as well. By doing this we will increase awareness of glaucoma, and help prevent the devastation of blindness from advanced glaucoma.
With help from a number of companies and Richland Community College’s Welding classes, the foundation is constructing a Walk-In Eye Model at the Children’s Museum of Illinois. This interactive structure will allow visitors to enter the model to learn more about the eye and its functions.
The seven foot diameter model will have a four foot opening to allow visitors to enter. It will be displayed in the Healthy Habits area of the museum. Both children and the adults that accompany them will benefit from this learning experience.
Check out our progress pics below!
The first eye model created was an absolute success. The Children's Museum of Decatur has had the eye model on display for nearly a year now and has served its purpose in educating children of the intricacies on the human eye.
In order to use during presentations, as well as display them across the country, we have decided to design and create more eye ball models.
Our hope is to use these eye models to spread our message and execute our mission on a much larger scale and educate as much people as we possibly can. If your're interested in attaining an eye model of your own, please contact us or click the button below!
Midwest Sight Foundation, NFP is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Donations to Midwest Sight Foundation, NFP are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for US federal income tax purposes.