Cycle for Sight is an annual indoor cycling fundraiser on spinning bikes to support research on vision loss, sponsored by the McPherson Eye Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin. The next Cycle for Sight event will take place on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Save the date, and join us!
Vision loss can be devastating. Much of what we learn from the world around us comes through our eyes, and our ability to do many tasks in our daily lives depends on our sight. It is not surprising that people rate their fear of vision loss second only to their fear of cancer.
Millions of Americans suffer from significant visual impairment. In Wisconsin, estimates indicate that as many as 100,000 residents are blind or visually impaired and many more are believed to have eye conditions that may potentially result in permanent vision loss.
Leading scientists believe that the major causes of blindness can be cured within the first decades of the 21st century. McPherson Eye Research Institute investigators are advancing our knowledge of vision loss on numerous fronts.
Cycle for Sight provides funds directly to University of Wisconsin scientists who are working at the cutting edge of vision research. We ask you to support our mission.
To learn more about vision research at UW-Madison, please visit our website at vision.wisc.edu