2011 Lions Lighthouse Night of Spectacles Eyewear Fashion Event April 30
Dr. Jay Stallman and Jane Stallman Will Chair This Year’s Fundraiser at Mason Murer
Georgia Retina, the state’s largest retina-only private practice, is the presenting sponsor for the 2011 Lions Lighthouse Night of Spectacles, an eyewear fashion event, Saturday, April 30.
In its fourth year, the event raises money to provide vision surgeries and eyeglasses to people without insurance.
The Night of Spectacles showcases the work of local design students and area artists who create wearable art from scratched or broken eyeglasses. The 2010 event raised more than $103,000 for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation.
Georgia Retina ophthalmologist and retinal surgeon Dr. Jay Stallman and his wife Jane are this year’s chairs of the event at Mason Murer Fine Art at 199 Armour Drive in Atlanta.
Dr. Stallman explained that each year the Lions Lighthouse receives more than 100,000 eyeglasses and lenses to be recycled. Rather than throw out the glasses that are scratched or broken beyond repair, the glasses are given to local design schools and artists and turned into wearable dresses.
“The artists show off their work and compete for a scholarship at our annual Night of Spectacles,” he said.
In addition to the fashion show, the evening includes a silent auction and a live auction, dinner, and an open bar.For more information about Night of Spectacles, please visit www.nightofspectacles.org.
Dr. Stallman, who has been on the event committee for three years, completed his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine, completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, and completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. He has been in private practice as a vitreoretinal specialist since 1990.
At Georgia Retina, patients’ vision needs are the top priority. As one of the largest retina-only medical practices in the southeastern United States, Georgia Retina specializes in treating diseases of the retina, macula, and vitreous. Its nine board-certified ophthalmologists have received special Fellowship training in vitreo-retinal diseases and surgery, and are engaged in clinical trials with the goal of advancing research into retinal diseases, their causes, and their cures. The doctors of Georgia Retina partner with the Lighthouse by donating their time to perform vision saving surgeries for patients with diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments and other conditions.
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