Mar 4, 2011 8:32 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

Some that were blind can now see

The sense of sight is precious, and for some people it was missing for a long time.

Photographs taken by more than a dozen artists, that were once blind and can now see, are on exhibit starting today at the Marmalade at Smokebrush.

Each of the artists received at least one corneal transplant, which restored their vision, from the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank (RMLEB).

In 2009 the RMLEB encouraged transplant recipients to pick-up a camera and begin capturing images of things that were important to see in their lives, through their own new eyes.

One local patient, artist, and nurse, Robin McKenna, is part of the exhibit. "I have a greater appreciation for donors after having my transplants. Donation is the most selfless act ever. I'm a nurse, and never did I think I'd be on the receiving end of a transplant."

The Circle of Light Photo Project Exhibit kicks off tonight and runs from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Those who come can even participate in an Eye Yoga exercise, but you will have to go to the center to find out what that entails.

Circle of Light Photo Project Details:

Ends on April 3, 2011
Marmalade at Smokebrush
219 W. Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 444-1012
The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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