This year, not only are we going virtual, we’re going abroad, too!
Join The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration and Emmy-Award winning travel expert and TV personality Samantha Brown from PBS's Places to Love as she takes us on a virtual tour of the stunning sights and rich culture of Austria.
Then sip some of Austria's most unique wines as distinguished sommelier and owner of Wine Workshop, Robin Pohlman guides us through a tasting and takes us on a private tour of a fascinating vineyard.
Finally, learn how to eat like a local with Erwin Schröttner, from the Emmy-Award winning show ErwinCooks and creative genius behind New York's Cafe Katja, as he demonstrates how to make a traditional Austrian dish.
As one would imagine, The Eye-Bank's operations have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic beginning in March, when elective surgeries were restricted. From March through June, when elective surgeries were reinstated, we continued to provide the Gift of Sight for surgeries that were considered to be an emergency and later for those considered urgent. While we are proud that we have ensured that the Gift of Sight continued during this trying time, we saw a significant loss in income as a result of these restrictions. We are counting on the generosity of supporters like you to help ensure that we remain strong during our 75th year of sight restoration.