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Prevent Blindness Honors MyEyeDr.’s Sue Downes as 2018 Person of Vision

By Staff
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:00 AM
CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness honored Sue Downes, CEO at MyEyeDr., as the recipient of the 2018 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award. The award was presented on March 15, 2018 at the Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Dinner at the Lotte New York Palace in conjunction with Vision Expo East. All proceeds from the event will go to support the sight-saving programs from Prevent Blindness.

The Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award recognizes an individual or organization whose inspired outlook champions healthy vision and its importance for a healthy life.

“In addition to being a strong leader in the vision industry, Mrs. Downes has served on a variety of Prevent Blindness committees over the years, helping to support our mission in bringing Americans to eyecare,” said Hugh R. Parry, former president and CEO of Prevent Blindness.

Downes co-founded MyEyeDr. in 2001. She has built MyEyeDr. into a network of more than 300 local optometry practices throughout the mid-Atlantic and Southeast, and extended its reach into Connecticut and Chicago. In addition to her volunteer work with Prevent Blindness, she provides volunteer support to various organizations including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Alzheimer’s Association.

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