Lindsey Franxman’s Vision Health Journey

Through adversity came resilience. Miss Winter Park 2024 and former Miss Tampa 2023, Lindsey Franxman faced a life-altering experience that led to her vision-saving mission.

At age 12, Franxman was diagnosed with blindness due to a virus that attacked her optic nerves. This condition made even the brightest rooms seem dark, limited her peripheral vision, and prevented her from seeing colors.

Continue reading

Cataracts: The Leading Cause of Blindness

anatomy of the eye

 Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. 24.4 million Americans have cataracts by age 40; more than 50 percent of those aged 80+ have cataracts. What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other. What is the lens? The lens is a clear part of…

Continue reading