WXXI Reachout Radio, is pleased to share an encore presentation of the story of science, technology, medicine, and humanity of human vision. SIGHT: The Story of Vision tells stories of individuals who struggle with vision loss and blindness including, an Iraqi war veteran’s vision loss due to a traumatic brain injury and a woman who is losing both her sight and hearing yet, refuses to stop achieving her dreams. The film also presents the complexities of human vision and the exciting future that lays ahead with new technologies and medicine only imagined a few years ago. The program will air on WXXI-TV, Channel 21, Cable channel 11, Monday, January 8 at 9 p.m. Read More & watch a preview.
SIGHT is part of Move to Include (movetoinclude.org), a project funded by the Golisano Foundation to build a more inclusive community and WXXI Veterans Connection (WXXI.org/veterans), an initiative is designed to help bridge military and veteran needs with community support and awareness. Stay tuned for details about a special outreach event around this program.
The film also celebrates the humanity that battles against the various eye health care crises that are taking place around the world. Learn about how this is "the first film to be broadcast with a color correction that is adapted for the vision of people with color blindness."
The film is supported by a iOS/Android Second Screen app that presents additional and expanded content associated with the film. There is also companion eBook in development. Both will be provided free to participating stations for distribution to their viewers.
Production Funding for SIGHT was provided in part by the following: Adlens, Alcon, Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation, Carl Zeiss Vision International, CooperVision, Costa Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, Essilor, Reade Fahs, Dr. David and Jacqueline Fleishman, Eric Fleishman, Dr. Robert and Marcia Fleishman, Dr. George and Rita Foster, Wayne Godlin, Luxottica, NA, The Ohio State University, OneSight Foundation, Opticians Association of America, Opticians Association of Massachusetts, Dave Sattler, The Vision Council and Vision Service Providers (VSP) and VOSH International.