Success Stories

Moreed's Story

On Friday, Nov. 5 2021, Moreed Kamal retired from Cleveland Sight Center after 13 years of remarkable service. If you would have told him when he was in his 20s that he would retire with a Masters in Social Work, working as a Case Manager and Share the Vision Coordinator,...

Case for Sight

As a powerful advocacy group on Case Western Reserve University’s campus, Case For Sight has dedicated itself to raising awareness, volunteering, and fundraising for Cleveland Sight Center. Case For Sight (CFS) is a pre-ophthalmology group and vision advocacy student organization based in service, fundraising and education for CWRU’s students and...

Allen Leftridge

Hugh Littleton (Employment Services Training Specialist), began his journey with Mr. Leftridge on April 5, 2021. Mr. Leftridge came to Cleveland Sight Center through Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities looking to find and maintain employment. Read more here.

Athina's Story

Athina Crawford was introduced to Cleveland Sight Center in 2020 through a friend. Athina has been living with macular degeneration for the past six years and her left eye is beginning to worsen and fog. Because of this, she has struggled to do the activities that she loves. Read more...

Tim's Story

Through leading activities filled with imagination, creativity and passion, Tim Pringpuangkeo creates a world where laughter generates connection, bonding people together even when they are miles apart. First beginning as a Radio Reading volunteer in September 2020, Tim quickly added teaching Improv classes to his repertoire, bringing years of teaching...

Harper's Story

When Lisa and Ryan Mackey brought baby Harper home they were overwhelmed with love and joy because of the arrival of their beautiful girl, but also concerned about what her future was going to look like. Before her birth, Ryan and Lisa found out that Harper was going to be...

Stacia's Story

“I noticed something was wrong with Stacia’s vision when she started sitting closer and closer to the TV. I knew that no child should [have to sit that close] just to be able to see,” Carole Wright, Grandmother of Stacia Boyd said. Stacia was born sighted, but at the age...

Helping to Secure Employment

Sam is currently homeless, sometimes spending most of his nights in downtown Cleveland near one of the city’s professional sporting venues. He also rents space in his brother’s refrigerator to keep food, and on occasion, his brother will afford him the privilege of sleeping in his home. Sam has a...

Sarah's Story

When a common, diabetes-related eye disease began taking her eyesight in the prime of her life, Sarah was concerned about her options and what would come next. Because of the Empowerment Fund, which dramatically reduces the cost of assistive technology devices for clients, Sarah’s spirits have been lifted.

Sheila's Story

My name is Sheila Mino and Cleveland Sight Center is veryspecial to me. Twenty years ago, I noticed my vision changing. Lines andnumbers which should appear straight would appear wavy orblurred. This mild distortion was identified as a condition calledearly on-set macular degeneration. Read more of Sheila's story here.

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