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News 2011

Stocked with thousands of ready-made eyeglasses and state-of-the-art equipment, Bascom Palmer's Vision Van offers emergency vision screenings and treatment for eye injuries in Japan.

Bascom Palmer Presentation Highlights Successful Vision Van Rescue Mission in Japan

May 17, 2011

On May 5, faculty and staff from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the Miller School attended a presentation featuring exclusive photos and videos illustrating the impact of Bascom Palmer’s Vision Van Eye-Rescue Mission in Japan. Special guest speaker Kazuo Tsubota, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of ophthalmology at Keio University School of Medicine, traveled from Tokyo to express his sincere gratitude.

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Bascom Palmer Establishes “Eyeglass Library” in Miami and Haiti to the Give the Gift of Sight

May 09, 2011

With more than 314 million people worldwide in need of eyeglasses or other vision correction, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is making a dent in meeting that tremendous demand with its new “Eyeglass Library,” and will establish a second such library in Haiti by the end of this summer. In partnership with Bascom Palmer, the Florida Lions Club donated more than 10,000 pairs of used eyeglasses, with dozens more donated by patients for the Miami-based Eyeglass Library.

Tips from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to Protect your Eyes Before and After a Hurricane

May 03, 2011

As you monitor Hurricane Irene ‘s path, and finalize preparations in the heart of this hurricane season, be sure to take care of your own eyes. Many eye injuries happen during storm preparations, from nails ricocheting off storm shutters and debris falling during tree trimming, to household chemicals splashing into the eyes. According to officials at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, being prepared and alert to vision threats can help prevent the vast majority of hurricane-related eye injuries.

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Fanjul Family Donates $1 million to Bascom Palmer

May 02, 2011

The Fanjul family, owners of Florida Crystals Corporation, have pledged a $1 million gift to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.

Alfonso Fanjul, chairman and chief executive officer of Florida Crystals and University of Miami trustee, said, “Having benefited first-hand from the extraordinary skill of Bascom Palmer’s physicians, my family and I feel fortunate to be able to assist in the advancement of the institute’s research to aid our community.”