Pacific Vision Foundation

Pacific Vision Foundation aims to foster the highest level of eye care services to all, irrespective of their financial status. Pacific Vision Foundation was founded in 1977 with the mission to prevent blindness and to improve vision for those who see imperfectly by fostering the highest level of eye care for the public.

This is to be accomplished through contributing to excellence in patient care, improving eye care education of both medical professionals and the public, and supporting innovative ophthalmic research.

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05/31/2021

Happy Memorial Day from all of us at Pacific Vision Eye Institute!

Happy Memorial Day from all of us at Pacific Vision Eye Institute!

05/21/2021

The gala is less than a week away - Thank you to our sponsors! Registration is free. Please join us for this exciting event: https://paybee.io/vevent.html?action=openrsvp&eventId=606365e510b247561aff0be4

The gala is less than a week away - Thank you to our sponsors! Registration is free. Please join us for this exciting event: https://paybee.io/vevent.html?action=openrsvp&eventId=606365e510b247561aff0be4

05/07/2021

Happy Nurses Week! We at Pacific Vision Eye Institute are grateful for our nurses and the incredible work they do every day. We thank them for their resilience and dedication to our patients.

Happy Nurses Week! We at Pacific Vision Eye Institute are grateful for our nurses and the incredible work they do every day. We thank them for their resilience and dedication to our patients.

04/30/2021

Pacific Vision Foundation is honored to acknowledge our past, present and future donors, especially those who have made Pacific Vision Surgery Center a reality. A special thanks to our designer Elaine Kwong (http://www.e-k-d.com/) for her inspiration and finding the best way to showcase our Surgery Center donors. As a supporter of PVF's mission and the Patient Assistance Fund, you are providing sight-saving surgeries to our underserved community members and changing their lives. Thank you!

Pacific Vision Foundation is honored to acknowledge our past, present and future donors, especially those who have made Pacific Vision Surgery Center a reality. A special thanks to our designer Elaine Kwong (http://www.e-k-d.com/) for her inspiration and finding the best way to showcase our Surgery Center donors. As a supporter of PVF's mission and the Patient Assistance Fund, you are providing sight-saving surgeries to our underserved community members and changing their lives. Thank you!

2020 Annual Report 04/23/2021

2020 Annual Report

2020 turned out to be the "Year of Vision", though not as anyone originally planned. This past year, we stood out as a community that sees with our hearts, minds and souls. In this 2020 Annual Report, you will get a glimpse of all our 2020 triumphs and stories about those who have had life changing surgeries and who benefit from the Patient Assistance Fund.

2020 Annual Report This past year, we stood out as a community that sees with our hearts, minds and souls. We opened our new Pacific Vision Surgery Center in the midst of a pandemic, launched our Legacy Society and faculty members continued to volunteer their time, despite challenges of the shutdown that affected pers...

04/16/2021

Join Pacific Vision Foundation for the 2021 Virtual Gala on May 26th, from 5:30 - 6:30 PM PT, streaming live on YouTube. We are thrilled to be honoring the 2021 recipients of the Distinguished Service Award, Dr. Wayne E. Fung and Dr. Robert G. Webster, Jr. for their remarkable lifetime achievements in the practice and education of ophthalmology. Funds raised at the event will support the Fung-Webster Fund For Ophthalmic Excellence - This allows PVF to acquire necessary technology and medical equipment to expand the second operating room at Pacific Vision Surgery Center. The event is free, but registration is required. Please visit https://pacificvisionfoundation.org/2021-virtual-gala/.

Join Pacific Vision Foundation for the 2021 Virtual Gala on May 26th, from 5:30 - 6:30 PM PT, streaming live on YouTube. We are thrilled to be honoring the 2021 recipients of the Distinguished Service Award, Dr. Wayne E. Fung and Dr. Robert G. Webster, Jr. for their remarkable lifetime achievements in the practice and education of ophthalmology. Funds raised at the event will support the Fung-Webster Fund For Ophthalmic Excellence - This allows PVF to acquire necessary technology and medical equipment to expand the second operating room at Pacific Vision Surgery Center. The event is free, but registration is required. Please visit https://pacificvisionfoundation.org/2021-virtual-gala/.

04/07/2021

As we celebrate World Health Day and today's focus on healthcare equity, Pacific Vision Foundation is grateful for our supporters and partnerships that help us achieve our mission every day. Thank you!

As we celebrate World Health Day and today's focus on healthcare equity, Pacific Vision Foundation is grateful for our supporters and partnerships that help us achieve our mission every day. Thank you!

04/02/2021

Happy Spring from Pacific Vision Eye Institute!

Happy Spring from Pacific Vision Eye Institute!

03/30/2021

Happy National Doctors' Day and a special thank you to our doctors of Pacific Vision Eye Institute. We could not achieve our mission and our sight-saving work without you!

Happy National Doctors' Day and a special thank you to our doctors of Pacific Vision Eye Institute. We could not achieve our mission and our sight-saving work without you!

Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves' Ophthalmology) Treatments | Everyday Health 03/26/2021

Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves' Ophthalmology) Treatments | Everyday Health

While thyroid eye disease can be debilitating there are ways to alleviate the symptoms. Discover four treatment options - with input from Pacific Vision Foundation’s Dr. Rona Z. Silkiss on a biologic called teprotumumab - via Everydayhealth

Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves' Ophthalmology) Treatments | Everyday Health Thyroid eye disease (Graves’ ophthalmology) occurs in people who have thyroid diseases. These treatments can help the symptoms, including bulging eyes and double vision.

PACIFIC VISION FOUNDATION - GuideStar Profile 03/19/2021

PACIFIC VISION FOUNDATION - GuideStar Profile

Pacific Vision Foundation is pleased to share that we have achieved Guidestar's Platinum Seal! Guidestar offers comprehensive and up-to-date information on nonprofits and this achievement reflects our commitment to being transparent and offering the best service possible!

PACIFIC VISION FOUNDATION - GuideStar Profile GuideStar connects donors and grantmakers to non-profit organizations.

03/08/2021

In honor of International Women's Day, Pacific Vision Eye Institute is proud to announce Dr. Gena Damento as the inaugural Global Ophthalmology Fellow. The Global Ophthalmology Fellowship is a partnership between the Seva Foundation, Pacific Vision Foundation and the CPMC Dept. of Ophthalmology and is designed to develop leaders in Global Ophthalmology who will give insistent voice to humanitarian priorities.

In honor of International Women's Day, Pacific Vision Eye Institute is proud to announce Dr. Gena Damento as the inaugural Global Ophthalmology Fellow. The Global Ophthalmology Fellowship is a partnership between the Seva Foundation, Pacific Vision Foundation and the CPMC Dept. of Ophthalmology and is designed to develop leaders in Global Ophthalmology who will give insistent voice to humanitarian priorities.

Masks Save Lives, but They Still Have Some Annoying Side Effects—Here Are the Most Common Ones (and What to Do) 03/05/2021

Masks Save Lives, but They Still Have Some Annoying Side Effects—Here Are the Most Common Ones (and What to Do)

Wearing a facemask is crucial in preventing the spread of Covid-19 but it also has its complications. Pacific Vision Eye Institute's Dr. Margaret Liu and other experts weigh in on the most common side effects via PARADE Magazine.

Masks Save Lives, but They Still Have Some Annoying Side Effects—Here Are the Most Common Ones (and What to Do) Face masks are important—very important. In fact, they play a crucial role in the spread and prevention of COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean mask wearing is without its complications. From obscured vision and generalized discomfort to skin irritations and restricted airflow, constantly wearing clo...

02/26/2021

As we celebrate Black History Month, Pacific Vision Eye Institute is proud to honor past and present eye physicians who have contributed to the ophthalmic world and continue to do so.

As we celebrate Black History Month, Pacific Vision Eye Institute is proud to honor past and present eye physicians who have contributed to the ophthalmic world and continue to do so.

02/19/2021

Did you know that Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among Americans age 65 and older? February is AMD Awareness Month - Here are some helpful tips on how to lower your risk from American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Did you know that Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among Americans age 65 and older? February is AMD Awareness Month - Here are some helpful tips on how to lower your risk from American Academy of Ophthalmology.

02/12/2021

Happy Chinese New Year from all of us at Pacific Vision Eye Institute!

Happy Chinese New Year from all of us at Pacific Vision Eye Institute!

02/05/2021

As we celebrate Black History Month, Pacific Vision Eye Institute is proud to honor past and present eye physicians who have contributed to the ophthalmic world and continue to do so.

As we celebrate Black History Month, Pacific Vision Eye Institute is proud to honor past and present eye physicians who have contributed to the ophthalmic world and continue to do so.

01/29/2021

Pacific Vision Foundation is most grateful for our Chief Executive Officer, Ellen E. Jamason and for her leadership over the years. Click below to view Ellen's letter to the community.

Pacific Vision Foundation is most grateful for our Chief Executive Officer, Ellen E. Jamason and for her leadership over the years. Click below to view Ellen's letter to the community.

eyewire.news 01/22/2021

Pacific Vision Surgery Center Opens Doors to Bay Area Community

Another remarkable milestone in our journey to provide eye care to all, regardless of ability to pay - the doors of our new surgery center are now open! Read on to learn more about the facility and the launch of our Patient Assistance Fund which will help us continue to provide critical care for insured, under-and uninsured patients in the Bay Area.

eyewire.news Pacific Vision Foundation has announced the opening of the new Pacific Vision Surgery Center. This state-of-the-art surgical facility is the manifestation of Pacific Vision Foundation’s mission t

linkedin.com 01/22/2021

Pacific Vision Foundation hiring Chief Executive Officer in San Francisco Bay Area | LinkedIn

It is an exciting time to join Pacific Vision Foundation as the organization continues its evolution as the premier vision care delivery model in San Francisco. This is an opportunity for a passionate, visionary leader to move this important organization toward future growth, with a large focus on philanthropic and clinical delivery, through the outpatient clinic (Lions Eye Foundation Clinic & Frank Stein and Paul S. May Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation) and the new Pacific Vision Surgery Center.

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01/15/2021

Did you know? Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the US. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month—a great reminder from the American Academy of Ophthalmology that the best defense is to book a routine, comprehensive eye exam.

thehealthy.com 01/08/2021

Yes, Your Face Mask Can Irritate Your Eyes: 6 Solutions from Eye Specialists

Part of the new normal is regularly wearing a mask which can wreak havoc on your eye health. Dr. Margaret Liu, of San Francisco Eye Institute at Pacific Vision Eye Institute and five other specialists, share tips to solve these irritating (and potentially serious) eye concerns, via The Healthy.

thehealthy.com Face masks are an essential ingredient in the fight against Covid-19's spread, but our eyes are paying a price.

01/04/2021

Best wishes in the New Year from all of us at Pacific Vision Eye Institute - We look forward to brighter days ahead in 2021!

12/16/2020

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season from all of us at Pacific Vision Eye Institute. We are proud to share this holiday message from our Eye Institute leadership.

aao.org 12/11/2020

Holiday Gift and Toy Safety Checklist

Did you know? Roughly 1 in 10 children's eye injuries that end up in the ER are caused by toys. December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month and the American Academy of Ophthalmology advises caution when choosing holiday gifts. Have a safe holiday season!

aao.org Toys can cause serious eye injuries, even blindness. An estimated 226,100 toy-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2018, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Comm

allaboutvision.com 12/04/2020

Choosing the best sunglasses after cataract surgery

Following cataract surgery, wearing sunglasses is a crucial part of protecting your eyes as you recover. Dr. Jay Bansal of LaserVue Eye Center at the Pacific Vision Eye Institute, helps you select the perfect pair, via AllAboutVision.com.

allaboutvision.com Quality cataract sunglasses that protect the eyes from UV rays are a critical part of post-cataract surgery recovery.

12/01/2020

We arrive at #GivingTuesday after a truly unprecedented year filled with hope - because we know that as a community, we can get through anything. Today, you can help support our mission to provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive eye care to all regardless of ability to pay. We are determined to help patients in need as soon as possible, since conditions can quickly deteriorate leading to permanent vision loss. We are grateful for your support during this critical time. Thank you! https://pacificvisionfoundation.org/make-a-contribution/

11/23/2020

It's not too late to register for the 19th Annual Current Concepts for Allied Personnel in Ophthalmology, sponsored by Pacific Vision Foundation. This virtual series will be held on Dec. 5; 12 and 19 from 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM. View the flyer below for pricing and registration information.

allaboutvision.com 11/20/2020

What is the average cost of LASIK?

Considering LASIK eye surgery before the end of the year? Pacific Vision Eye Institute's Dr. Jay Bansal, ophthalmologist of LaserVue Eye Center, weighs in on the cost in relation to the technology for AllAboutVision.com

allaboutvision.com How much should you expect to pay for LASIK eye surgery at a reputable facility? Here’s what we found out and how you can get the most for your money.

11/13/2020

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. If you are living with diabetes, please consider booking an eye exam to check for diabetic retinopathy—the fourth leading cause of blindness in the world.

aao.org 11/06/2020

Unsung Heroes: August Colenbrander, MD

August Colenbrander, MD has been named an Unsung Hero by American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Colenbrander, a member of the Barkan Society, is ""Renowned for his scholarly activity in low vision and vision rehabilitation". https://pacificvisionfoundation.org/barkan-society/

aao.org August Colenbrander, MD, known for his scholarly activity in low vision and vision rehabilitation and for significant contributions to an understanding of how vision and driving skills interlink, is a

popsugar.com 11/02/2020

Everything You Need to Know to Vote Safely in Person During COVID-19

It's time to vote and we urge you to keep the pandemic in mind if you're voting in person. Pacific Vision Eye Institute's Dr. Kevin Lee recommends you stay safe by "wearing glasses as a protective barrier or shield from respiratory droplets." Read on for more tips to stay safe, via PopSugar.

popsugar.com The 2020 election has finally arrived, and, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a number of states have given voters the option of mailing in their ballots

10/30/2020

Here are some quick tips to keep your eyes safe this Halloween!

popsugar.com 10/26/2020

Everything You Need to Know to Vote Safely in Person During COVID-19

If you'll be marking your ballot in person this election, check out slide 3 of @PopSugar's tips to vote safely during COVID-19. Pacific Vision Eye Institute's Dr. Kevin Lee shares advice on keeping your eyes safe from transmission.

popsugar.com The 2020 election is quickly approaching, and, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a number of states are giving voters the option of mailing in their

hudabeauty.com 10/16/2020

Getting More Headaches Lately? This Could Be Why

In our new work from home reality, digital headaches and eye strain are on the rise. Pacific Vision Eye Institute's Dr. Ashley Katsikos shares what they are and how to prevent them on Huda Beauty.

hudabeauty.com Been spending more time in front of screens than usual? COVID’s led to an uptick in what experts call a digital headache. Here's how you can prevent them

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