The Circle of Light Photo Project is an exhibition of photos taken by people who had their sight restored through a cornea transplant. Now in its 10th year, the exhibit won’t be able to do a show in person. Yet, the photo project still shines! You can view an online edition of the best art show in town from September 7 to 12.
Each of the photos on the website were taken by transplant recipients who benefited from eye donors. Some of the photographers had their sight back for only a few months while others had their sight restored a few years ago.
In each case, the images in the collection were only possible because of the generosity of an eye donor.
Photos will be available for sale as prints or printed on other items such as mugs, calendars, and t-shirts.
All proceeds will go towards supporting the non-profit mission of the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank. The Eye Bank is the vital link between eye donor and transplant recipient. Over the past 30 years, RMLEB has helped carry out the wish of over 41,000 eye donors by facilitating more than 40,000 sight-restorative transplants. Anther 14,000 tissues have been used in valuable medical research in ways to treat and overcome blindness.