Connect with PVAngelsJoin PVAngels on FacebookJoin PVAngels on TwitterPVAngels News Feeds Tell a Friend PVAngels Newsletter

Mexico Lifestyle & Entertainment News

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

  News &
Issues &
Business &
Health &
Lifestyle &
Travel &
Science &

Once-Blind Photographers Capture Their Gratitude

Ann Pietrangelo -
go to original
November 27, 2012

2011 Circle of Light Photo Project - The Circle of Light Photo Project aims to show the impact eye, organ and tissue donation has on our communities through images photographed by corneal transplant recipients whose donors lived in Colorado and Wyoming. (RMLEB)

Once blind, now they see, and a photography exhibit is a powerful reminder of the impact of cornea donation.

The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank asked local cornea transplant recipients to take part in the Circle of Light Photo Project by submitting photographs representing what they are grateful to see with their restored vision. Cornea transplant recipients were happy to take up the challenge. Some had their eyesight back for only a few months when they took the photos, others for a few years, but all had their blindness cured thanks to eye donors in Colorado or Wyoming.

The photographs speak for themselves… the delicacy of a budding flower, the ability to read the printed word, appreciation of a peaceful sunset. What would you miss if you couldn’t see? The face of a loved one? The colors of autumn? You have the power to restore those precious sights through the gift of eye donation.

About Cornea Transplants

Cornea transplants cure corneal blindness, which accounts for about 10 percent of all blindness. If you wonder whether or not you are eligible to donate your corneas, it is important to note that good eyesight is not necessary. In fact, even legally blind people can donate their eye tissue. Medical evaluation at time of death ensures that organs are healthy enough to be used, so even if you’ve had health problems like cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, you can still register to be a donor.

How To Become an Eye, Organ, and Tissue Donor

It costs nothing to become an eye, organ, and tissue donor, and in some states you can register when you apply for or renew your driver’s license. For more information about organ and tissue donation visit: | |

  Check out Discapacitados Visuales - The Visually Impaired

  Check out Lions Club Puerto Vallarta

We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

Meet the Charities

Community Services


Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family


Culture & Recreation

Special Interests

How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood


Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change

About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

CraigsList in Puerto Vallarta

News Around Mexico

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Mexico Business News

Mexico Evironmental News

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mexico Travel & Outdoors

Science & Technology News

Mexico News & Travel Videos

Stay Connected

Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels


About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Jobs - Join PVAngels Team

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

m3 • local actions from global awareness