To those who were able to attend the 2017 Eye Ball: A Gala with International Vision, THANK YOU!

You were among 250 individuals who attended the Eye Ball and an additional 70 guests who joined us just for the private concert with DJ Ravi Drums. Because of your generosity, you will provide 25 individuals with the gift of sight.

Please fill out our brief survey so we can work to make next year’s event even better!

If you or someone you know would like to take a tour of our lab and ocular research center, please contact Jamie Farrell

Click these links to view photos from the 2017 Eye Ball Gala:
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Stuart Sternberg, Principal Owner of the Tampa Bay Rays, Courtesy of Doug Benc/Getty Images

Courtesy of Doug Benc/Getty Images

Join us for the 11th annual Eye Ball: A Gala With International Vision Honoring Stuart Sternberg, Principal Owner of the Tampa Bay Rays. The Eye Ball will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, in Tampa, FL at 6:30 PM with an invitation-only VIP reception beginning at 6:00 PM. We will celebrate and honor our Light of Sight award winner, Stuart Sternberg and Innovation & Research award winner, Dr. Benjamin Lambright. These recognitions reflect the impact of visionary thinking in the community as well as in scientific research to restore sight.

Renowned DJ and percussionist, Ravi DrumsRenowned DJ and percussionist, Ravi Drums, headlines the Eye Ball. One of the most energetic acts in the country is coming to Tampa this October.

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The Eye Ball brings together community friends, business leaders, ophthalmic specialists and surgeons to raise awareness and funds for the sight-saving and life-enhancing work of the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research.
Join us for an inspiring evening that will feature international cuisine, live entertainment by international sensation Ravi Drums, one of a kind treasures in our live auction and inspiring stories that celebrate the gift of sight!