Lighthouse Guild recognizes excellence in vision research, technological innovation, and leadership in advocacy through four annual awards. Our awards and lectures honor excellence in translating research into treatment and rehabilitation, development of technology, and advocacy for people with vision loss. The efforts of the award recipients directly contribute to Lighthouse Guild’s mission of providing services that 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.
Dr. Alan R. Morse Lecture in Advocacy
The Morse Lecture in Advocacy was established in 2022 to honor those who have demonstrated leadership, raised awareness of low vision, addressed barriers, and are working to make a world where no person is limited by their sensory capacity.
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.