The Support Sight Foundation’s (TSSF) mission is to save sight for millions of people who suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and lose their precious vision. As a 501 (c)3 public charity, our goal is to provide patient education and access to low vision resources to help individuals, families, and caregivers whose lives are severely impacted by AMD.
We place a high priority on connecting with people, their families and loved ones who live with the daily struggle of impaired vision.
TSSF funds innovative vision research projects conducted by top scientists in the field who are on a path to discover effective new tools, technology, and treatments for people with vision loss.
Board of Directors
Mark Gernerd, JD, MBA
Robbin Smart, EdD
Christopher Strom, MBA
Dawn Prall / Founder & Executive Director
Lynn Rinaldi / SupportSight Program Manager
Macy Zhelyazkova / Marketing & Communications
Be your own advocate. Tell friends you are visually impaired and ask that they introduce themselves when they see you.
The SupportSightSM Seminars are so valuable for people with macular degeneration because they get such a full program of information at one time. Not only do they learn the latest about research and treatment, but learn about low vision, helpful technology and magnification devices and encouraging local resources that can take them to the next step in adjustment.
Douglas A. Yingling
Executive Director, Center for Vision Loss
It has been an absolute pleasure to collaborate with you over the past few years – your team is always prepared and professional with your presentations, and you have always extended such kindness and empathy to our residents. I look forward to continuing our work together to provide the necessary tools and support to meet the needs of our community, in particular, those who are impacted by the daily struggles of living with low vision. Thank you and keep up the good work!
MSW Waverly Heights
The seminar was very well executed. The TSSF team is on point. Smiling, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. They had everything you could think of, which allowed me to be at peace because I knew that the residents would be at peace. I am also looking for vendors, or groups who can make an impact. This group did that and more. Thank you TSSF!
Life Engagement Coordinator, Normandy Farms Estates
TSSF also convenes mini education sessions in partnership with senior living communities which are are a modified version of our SupportSightSM Seminars. These shorter, more condensed seminars are perfect for retirement communities and plug into the health and wellness curriculum that is offered to residents.
If you reside at a retirement community and are interested in hosting a SupportSightSM program, please contact Lynn Rinaldi, SupportSightSM Program Manager, at Lynn@supportsight.org.