Marietta Eye Clinic Supports the Foundation Fighting Blindness

April 9, 2019

Vision Walk Event Sponsorship Brings Needed Funds for Disease Research

MARIETTA, GA April 9, 2019 – Marietta Eye Clinic, one of Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices, is pleased to announce the practice’s support for the 2019 Atlanta Vision Walk fundraising event in Atlanta, GA. The event raised funds for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, an organization promoting important research into the causes and cures of blinding retinal degenerative diseases.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness was established in 1971 by a passionate group of families driven to find treatments and cures for inherited retinal diseases that were affecting their loved ones. Today, the Foundation Fighting Blindness is the world’s leading private funder of retinal disease research. That funding has been a driving force behind the progress toward cures, including the identification of more than 270 genes linked to retinal disease and the launch of 36 clinical trials for potential treatments.

Atlanta area ophthalmology practices, specialty practices, businesses, and individuals joined together to support this impactful organization at Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park. Walkers, joggers, and runners completed a beautiful course at the center of the park. The atmosphere was fun and lighthearted, with Star Wars characters and the Chick-fil-A cow making cameos, even though the cause was serious indeed. The Metro Atlanta business and medical community showed tremendous support for this worthy cause.

“The Marietta Eye Clinic was proud to support this important organization and the vital research funded through events such as this,” commented managing partner Byron Long, M.D. “We have some of the finest retina specialists at our practice in Dr. Lakshmana Kooragayala and Dr. Dhanu Meleth. These two doctors treat patients with serious eye diseases every single day and also conduct extensive research themselves at our practice. Supporting this great event is part of our DNA.”

About the Marietta Eye Clinic

The Marietta Eye Clinic is a multi-provider, comprehensive eye care practice providing a wide range of ophthalmology, optometry, and optical services at 9 convenient locations. We have proudly served the Metro Atlanta and greater Georgia community for over 50 years. Our 29 Ophthalmologists (MDs) and Optometrists (ODs) know how fundamental your eyesight is to your quality of life. We build long-term, caring relationships with our patients and their families. You and your family can come to the Marietta Eye Clinic knowing there is no eye concern we can’t handle.


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