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James H. Hall Eye Center

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Last profile update: 09/29/2015

At A Glance

James H. Hall Eye Center

(also known as The James H. Hall Eye Center)

5445 Meridian Mark Rd., Ste. 220

Atlanta, GA United States 30342

URL: fdnweb.org/jameshall

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

EIN

510174948

BRIDGE Number

4808203878

Background

Established in 1979 - Founder James H. Hall, owner of Georgia Electric Company in Albany, Georgia, suffered multiple and serious eye problems including a tumor, glaucoma, cataracts, and detached retina. In his search for treatment, he found a group of outstanding ophthalmologists who treated and preserved his vision. He established the Center to ensure indigent children could obtain the finest ophthalmological care to prevent vision loss or even blindness.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation operates a private clinic that focuses on prevention of blindness in early childhood. The medical team delivers pediatric ophthalmologic and surgical care to indigent, uninsured children. The goal of the foundation is to preserve and rehabilitate vision through developing innovative treatments and cures for diseases of the visual system that damage and destroy sight. The programs supported by significant clinical trials and a nationally-recognized post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus that involves complicated pathologies and extensive surgical and emergency care .