Meridian’s mom, Cheryl, knew very early that something was wrong with her baby’s eye sight. She could not find answers to her many questions, despite trips to a variety of professionals. By the age of two, Meridian was wearing a pair of cute little glasses, but her vision continued to decline. Finally, a specialist diagnosed “ocular albinism.” While this condition means a lifetime of severely impaired vision, Cheryl has found comfort in knowing what they will face together. She is also comforted to know that The Sight Center will be there for her child – and for her – to help Meridian grow to be an independent adult in a sighted world.
One of the two primary missions of The Sight Center is prevention of blindness. We accomplish this through a variety of programs, including pre-school vision screening, our low income eye glass and eye exam program, glaucoma screening, and a public education program on child’s eye safety.