Welcome to Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation!
We are a grant maker providing support to organizations working to improve the lives of blind and visually impaired individuals. We also publish large print reading material for people who have trouble reading standard sized print.
On this site, you can learn about our grant making priorities and guidelines. You can order a subscription to Reader’s Digest Select Editions Large Type. You will also find resources and information to help you and your loved ones cope with vision loss. And you can learn how to support us in our efforts to bring a higher quality of life to blind and visually impaired individuals.
Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Participates in High-Level Convening in Washington, DC
RDPFS Executive Director Susan Olivo attended the recent “Vision Research Funding Partnership” event, which brought together leaders of vision research funding and related organizations to think collectively about how best to support vision research and maximize funding in this area.
Sponsored each year by Research to Prevent Blindness, and co-sponsored by leading vision research funders, the theme of this year’s convening was “The Eye as the Window to Overall Health.” This was the 6th such convening, and the 5th time that RDPFS has participated. Keynote speakers included highly regarded researchers in the fields of ophthalmology, computer science, biomedical engineering, and other disciplines. Dr. Paul Sieving, the Director of the National Eye Institute (NEI), provided an update on NEI initiatives and government funding for vision research.
Vision research funders have a critical role to play in supporting the science that ultimately leads to treatments and preventatives for eyes diseases and vision loss. RDPFS recognizes this important role and we know that by working together, we can maximize both individual organizational impact as well as collective progress toward our goals. And in the meantime, RDPFS is proud to support organizations working to help visually impaired and blind people improve quality of life and increase independence. Looking forward to next year’s convening!