Lighthouse Guild has long recognized breakthroughs in vision loss research and vision care through three annual scientific awards. These awards now honor excellence in research and development, translating into treatment, rehabilitation, and technology for people with vision loss. The efforts of the award recipients directly contribute to Lighthouse Guild’s mission to inspire people who are visually impaired to attain their goals.
Bressler Prize in Vision Science
The Bressler Prize in Vision Science, established in 2001 and first presented in 2003, is awarded to a person whose research has resulted in the translation of medical or scientific knowledge into significant advancements in the treatment or rehabilitation of people with vision loss.
Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research
Established in 2012, the Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research was created in collaboration with the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research with the support of Lighthouse Guild and recognizes an individual for his/her role in furthering low vision research and rehabilitation.