2018 Person of Vision: Judith Lisi

Judith Lisi

Judith Lisi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, was honored as our 2018 Person of Vision on February 19, 2018 at the Tampa Airport Marriott. Judith Lisi joined the Straz Center in 1992. Through her leadership, the Straz Center has significantly expanded its programming, established financial stability, retired an accumulated debt, and has met the goals of three five-year, long-range plans. Lisi’s arts management philosophy includes a belief in, and a commitment to, the community and to ensuring outreach, accessibility, and audience development for the entire community through multicultural and educational programming. Lisi has directed more…

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Focus: Diabetic Eye Disease

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month: Here is important information for 3.6 million Americans who suffer diabetes and how to avoid the onset of diabetic eye disease, diabetic retinopathy.

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Meet Joseph W. Lopano

Joseph W. Lopano

Get to know our 2017 Person of Vision! Read the Tampa Bay Times article about him, published February 3. Preserve Vision Florida will honor Joseph W. Lopano as the 2017 Person of Vision at the Person of Vision Award Dinner on Monday, February 13 at the Tampa Airport Marriott. Learn more

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Perhaps you have just learned that you or a loved one has age-related macular degeneration, also known as AMD. If you are like many people, you probably do not know a lot about the condition or understand what is going on inside your eyes. This page will give you a general overview of AMD. You will learn about the following: Risk factors and symptoms of AMD Treatment options Low vision services that help people make the most of their remaining eyesight Support groups and others who can help The aim is to answer your questions and to help relieve some…

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Living Well With Low Vision

February is AMD/Low Vision Month: Over 2 million people are affected by macular degeneration – low vision aids can help. Info about warning signs informs those at risk. Low vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people find everyday tasks difficult to do. Reading the mail, shopping, cooking, seeing the TV, and writing can seem challenging. Learn more

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