Vision Is Priceless Board Member, Dr. Jeff Levenson, Recognized as OneJax 2020 Humanitarian Awards Honoree
Dr. Jeff Levenson, a longtime Board member and past president of Vision Is Priceless, is being recognized as a 2020 Silver Medallion Honoree as part of OneJax’s 2020 Virtual Humanitarian Awards.
Through the years, alongside his busy and successful practice (Levenson Eye Associates), Dr. Levenson has worked quietly and tirelessly to restore the vision of thousands who are underserved and uninsured. His personal mission is to ensure that no one remains needlessly blind from a correctable eye disease for lack of funds.
Dr. Levenson works both locally and internationally to carry out his mission to prevent blindness. He is an active volunteer with Surgical Eye Expeditions International (SEE), where he currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer. Since 2009, Dr. Levenson has traveled to places like El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, and Honduras to provide free eye exams and sight-restoring cataract surgeries to those who would otherwise not have access to proper vision care. Most recently, in the summer of 2019, he traveled to a remote island in the Philippines where he helped perform cataract surgeries for 500 patients in just four days.
Locally, in addition to providing leadership for Vision Is Priceless as a past president and longtime member of our Board of Directors, Dr. Levenson and his team at Levenson Eye Associates provide free ophthalmic services for our clients. In 2019 alone, the doctors and technicians at Levenson Eye Associates volunteered their services to provide over 250 free eye exams.
Additionally, over 25 years ago, Dr. Levenson established The Gift of Sight program—a collaborative community program that provides free cataract surgery for those unable to afford curative surgery by other means. The Gift of Sight program, which is now administered through Vision Is Priceless and funded in part by Dr. Levenson and his wife Dr. Ilene Levenson, has provided pro bono cataract surgery for over 1,000 blind and medically indigent patients in Jacksonville.
Dr. Levenson is a true humanitarian and we are grateful for his servant leadership in our community and around the world.
Register to attend OneJax’s 2020 Virtual Humanitarian Awards scheduled for September 10, 2020: https://www.engagez.net/OneJax50#lct=entrance
Check out the TEDx Talk Dr. Levenson gave on ending preventable blindness: https://youtu.be/iPOkVZP0Z78
Check out this short film to see the impact of Dr. Levenson’s international humanitarian work: https://secondsight.seeintl.org/modal/film
Learn more about Levenson Eye Associates: www.levensoneyeassociates.com/
Learn more about our vision services: www.visionispriceless.org