Going Blind Screening and Panel Discussion 

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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The Players
16 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003

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Fight for Sight


Please join us for a special audio-described screening of Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark About Vision Loss followed by a panel discussion.

Going Blind is a documentary film by Peabody Award-winning producer/director Joseph Lovett, that looks at each aspect of vision loss: detecting, treating, and coping.

Joe Lovett has glaucoma, a disease that robs 4.5 million people worldwide of their vision. To understand how he would cope when his vision worsens, Joe decides to look into how others have successfully dealt with vision loss. His search begins in his home of New York City with people Joe meets on the streets, and gradually leads him to places and people around the country, all of different ages and backgrounds. Each has a fascinating story about dealing with the vision loss caused by sight-robbing diseases, infections, and accidents.


Joe Lovett is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has informed, engaged, and inspired people into action. Having worked for ABC, CBS, HBO and Discovery Channel, Joe has been raising awareness of critical health issues throughout his career.


Joel Schuman, MD is Chair of Ophthalmology for the NYU Langone Medical Center. He and his colleagues invented optical coherence tomography, a non-contact, non-invasive high-resolution in vivo imaging device now standard of care for clinical use worldwide for the diagnosis and management of eye disease.

Serena Sukhija, OD is the Coordinator of Low Vision Services at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Hunter College in New York City. She completed her fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry in 2015.

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Please call Fight for Sight at 212-679-6060 if you would like to register by telephone.