Lighthouse International Recognizes World Sight Day

Lighthouse International visited the NYSE in recognition of World Sight Day and the upcoming Double Up 4 Vision event. In honor of the occasion, Mark  G. Ackermann, President and CEO of Lighthouse International, along with a team of staff and volunteers, rang The Closing BellSM.

Double Up 4 Vision is a Tandem Bike Ride/Walk fundraiser on October 22nd dedicated to raising awareness about vision loss. More than 285  million people worldwide suffer from visual impairment and some 61 million Americans are at-risk for vision loss.

About Lighthouse International

Founded in 1905, Lighthouse International is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. It achieves this through clinical and rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy. For more information about vision loss and its causes, contact Lighthouse International at 1-800-829-0500 or visit