The Eye Institute of Salus University recently received a donation check for nearly $12,000 from a Delaware couple.
Heather Napolitano of Rehoboth Beach, a low-vision patient who started losing her vision a decade ago, presented the check to Erin Kenny, OD, FAAO, chief of the William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center, the low-vision service housed at the Eye Institute in Elkins Park, Pa.
The funds were raised during the SeeShore Fest, an annual event co-founded in 2015 by Napolitano and her husband Dominick. Napolitano’s own experience receiving care at the William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center is why the couple is so passionate about donating funds to the Eye Institute.
Proceeds raised during the event come from prizes ranging from $25 to $5,000 in value, donated by businesses, athletes and individuals. This year’s fest was hosted at the Starboard restaurant in Dewey Beach.
Salus University, founded as the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1919, today is a diversified, globally recognized professional academic center of learning that offers a wide range of degree programs in the professions of optometry, audiology, physician assistant, blindness and low-vision studies, biomedicine, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.