Volunteers

Volunteer Spotlight: Jeffrey Levenson, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Levenson’s journey to humanitarian eye care started with a problem all too common: at the age of 51, he began to lose his eyesight to cataracts. As an ophthalmologist he had been on the other side of this countless times with his patients but dealing with it himself and experiencing the incredible joy of having his sight restored changed something for him.

Make A Difference with Operation Sight

Emily Graves, MD - co-director of the University of Tennessee Hamilton Eye Institute Lion's Club - has done considerable international volunteer work during her ophthalmic career. But she's also come to understand the significant need right in her own community. Dr. Graves and her co-director, Brian Fowler, MD, decided to address that need in Memphis. “Instead of doing individual surgeries throughout the year, we wanted to attempt something larger.”

Bringing the International Mission Trip Concept to the U.S.

Emily Graves, MD, FACS has done an enormous amount of international volunteer work throughout her ophthalmic career, and through that work, she soon realized that there was a large unmet need right in her own community.

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