Buffalo & Amherst: 716.881.7900

Orchard Park: 716.677.6500

Buffalo & Amherst: 716.881.7900
Orchard Park: 716.677.6500
info@rosseyeinstitute.com

Donate to Vision Quest

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WNY Vision Quest is an annual fundraiser to support the work of the University at Buffalo’s Ira. G. Ross Eye Institute and Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB).

The FFB is a national non-profit organization on a steadfast mission to fight blindness. Specifically, FFB funds the research that is catalyzing treatments and cures for retinal diseases that affect more than 10 million people in the United States and millions more around the globe. These conditions cause people of all ages, from newborns to retirees, to lose their sight and, in many cases, go completely blind. As most are inherited, these diseases are passed down within families, from generation to generation. Because of the FFB, 75 research studies are funded annually at prominent laboratories worldwide and more than 30 clinical trials are underway or being prepared for launch. A cure is in sight.

The Ira G. Ross Eye Institute is the only university-affiliated vision care practice in our region.

Based at the University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the Ross Eye Institute works with UB students to provide the latest information, education, and insight into new technologies and approaches, giving their patients access to the latest standards and capabilities of eye care. That’s why more than 48,000 patients visit the Ross Eye Institute for their eye care each year. The Ophthalmology Department at the Ross strives to achieve preservation of sight through excellent patient care, education, and research.

Vision Quest is a day-long festival featuring live music, vendors, games and prizes, food and beverage, and a health fair. The event is hosted by Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. in West Seneca, NY.

We invite you to join us as a Vision Quest sponsor and help us speed the pace of research. Your donation will be equally distributed between FFB and Ross Eye Institute, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Should you have any questions about the organizations or WNY Vision Quest, please contact Dr. Steven J. Fliesler, (716) 862-6538 or fliesler@buffalo.edu

Donation Tiers

Premier

$10,000

Only one Premier Sponsorship opportunity available. Name displayed as “Presented by” on 2021 WNY Vision Quest marketing materials, print and digital. Prominent logo recognition on 2021 Vision Quest marketing materials, print and digital. Tabling opportunity at 2021 WNY Vision Quest event. Speaking opportunity for executive or area representative at 2021 WNY Vision Quest event. Inclusion in all event e-newsletters. Four dedicated social media posts on WNY Vision Quest social media. One dedicated social post/newsletter placement with Ross Eye Institute and FFB. Added as cohost to Facebook event page.

Champion

$5,000

Logo recognition on 2021 Vision Quest marketing materials, print and digital. Tabling opportunity at 2021 WNY Vision Quest event. Inclusion in one e-newsletter. Two dedicated social media posts on WNY Vision Quest social media. One dedicated social post/newsletter placement with Ross Eye Institute and FFB.

Captain

$2,500

Logo recognition on 2021 WNY Vision Quest event sponsorship banner. Tabling opportunity at 2021 WNY Vision Quest event. Two dedicated social media posts on WNY Vision Quest social media.

Leader

$1,000

Logo recognition on 2021 WNY Vision Quest event sponsorship banner.
Tabling opportunity at 2021 WNY Vision Quest event. One Social media post on WNY Vision Quest social media.

Supporter

$500

Name recognition on 2021 WNY Vision Quest event sponsorship banner. Tabling opportunity at 2021 WNY Vision Quest event. 

Friend

$250

Name recognition on 2021 WNY Vision Quest event sponsorship banner.

Donate Online

Western New York Vision Quest hosts community-based fundraising events in and around the Buffalo, NY area to raise awareness of degenerative eye diseases and the research being conducted to treat and prevent them.

If you’d like to make a donation online, fill out your details in the form to the right.

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Your vision is of utmost importance to us.

At the Ross Eye Institute, we understand the importance of continuing to meet your vision care needs. We take your health and COVID-19 precautions very seriously. Your health, and ours is of utmost importance.

- We follow the Department of Health guidelines.
- Doctors and staff undergo daily screening questions as well as temperature checks twice a day.
- Access to our facility is limited to our patients only. If a patient cannot attend their appointment on their own, an escort will also be permitted.
- Patients who arrive more than 15 minutes prior to their appointment will not be allowed inside until it gets closer to their scheduled appointment time. Please plan accordingly.
- Patient and staff touch points are sanitized between each use and logs are maintained documenting strict adherence.
- Proper mask use is strictly enforced.
- We are not allowing visits from pharmaceutical reps, vendors, or other salespersons or business associates.

Your vision care is a critical component to maintaining long-term vision health and the Ross Eye Institute remains committed to meeting your vision care needs while keeping you safe, during these uncertain times.