The Jewish Guild for the Blind, one of the nation's foremost not-for-profit vision and health care organizations, is dedicated to addressing the needs of persons who are blind and visually impaired. Its long-standing commitment is demonstrated not only through its connection with the Alfred W. Bressler Fund, but through its wide range of programs and services.
The Alfred W. Bressler Prize in Vision Science was established in 2001 through a generous bequest of Alfred W. Bressler. It recognizes a professional in the field of vision science whose leadership, research and service have resulted in important advancements in the treatment of eye disease or rehabilitation of persons with vision loss. A panel of distinguished vision science professionals will select the winner who receives a prize of $40,000.
The award is open to established professionals in the field of vision science whose contributions have advanced vision care, the treatment of eye disease, or the rehabilitation of persons with visual disabilities or blindness and whose further work is expected to contribute significantly. Candidates from the United States and countries around the world are eligible for the award.
The deadline is December 31, annually.
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