Northern Virginia

Message from the President

Davida Luehrs, Northern Virginia Chapter PresidentWelcome!

Our chapter is one of many across the country that works very hard to help people affected by retinal degenerative diseases stay current on the latest research and developments for retinal degenerative diseases. As a chapter, we provide a sense of community, hope and action toward finding treatments, preventions and cures!

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VisionWalk Update

Our Northern Virginia VisionWalk took place Sunday, May 7th and was a great success! We had sunny skies, smiling faces, and over 250 people in attendance at Cameron Run Regional Park.

Together we raised over $121,000 for retinal disease research! Check out the full album on our Facebook page HERE.

Save the date for the 13th Annual Northern Virginia 5K VisionWalk on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Cameron Run Regional Park. Register or donate by visiting the Northern Virginia VisionWalk page. We hope you can join us in making this year our most successful one yet!

Chapter Presentations & Events

Chapter Presentation and VW Preview

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Registration 1:30 p.m. with Program 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall
651 Dranesville Road
Herndon, VA 20170-3308

Join us for an info packed afternoon with these topics and presentations:

  1. Genetic Testing for Inherited Retinal Disease - Lee Liberator, Spark Therapeutics
  2. Acupuncture – What it is and Why it Works – Darshan S. Khalsa, L.Ac., D.O.M., Khalsa Integrative Medicine, LLC
  3. NuEyes Smart Glasses for the visually impaired – Kristi Linz Moore, IWEARTEC Corporation

We’ll also be previewing our 13th Annual Northern Virginia VisionWalk to be held in Spring 2018!

Please RSVP by October 12th to Connor Archibald at: (410) 423-0618 or

This presentation is brought to you by The Chatlos Foundation Public Health Education Program of the Foundation Fighting Blindness and provided for informational purposes only. It is not an endorsement of products, services or treatments by the Foundation Fighting Blindness or any of its employees. You should always consult with your eye care professional for medical advice.

Featured Volunteer

sue_healey_photoA Commitment to Everyone’s Vision

For Sue Downes and the team of eye care professionals at My Eye Dr., supporting the Foundation’s VisionWalk program in Northern Virginia was a completely natural thing to do. The full-service eye care company prides itself in not only delivering high quality products and services, but also serving as many people in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., community as possible. Raising money for the Foundation Fighting Blindness was a great way to support people with retinal degenerative diseases who are counting on innovative research to save their vision.

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2016 Member Excellence Award Winner  

Volunteer of the Year – Mid-Atlantic Region - Carol O'Donnell Khalsa

Contact Us

Mary Ann Subleski
Director of Chapter Development

Davida Luehrs

Kelsey Miller, Events Director
1-800-683-5555 or

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