Scott Bullock, Prevent Blindness Georgia 2023 Person of Vision and EyeSouth Partners co-founder, shares the impact of Prevent Blindness Georgia’s work throughout the state. 

ATLANTA—During their annual Night for Sight Gala, Prevent Blindness Georgia (PBGA) recognized as their 2023 Person of Vision, Scott Bullock, the co-founder of EyeSouth Partners and 2021 & 2022 board of directors chair for Prevent Blindness Georgia. Under his leadership, the organization surpassed its annual goal of providing children and adult vision screenings, eye exams, and prescription eyeglasses, in addition to raising half a million dollars to sufficiently update the necessary eyecare equipment for their certified vision screenings and eye exams.

Aside from these initiatives, Bullock implemented his knowledge as a past PGA golf professional to revitalize the organization’s annual Cast and Swing for Sight Golf & Fishing Tournament. Since the start of his involvement, he has recruited eye doctors within the EyeSouth Partners network to volunteer their time, providing eye exams for PBGA’s children's vision clinics and providing eye surgery for PBGA’s qualified adults.

PBGA also announced that it has successfully raised $320,000 to support its vision saving initiatives for thousands of Georgians at its 7th Annual Night for Sight Gala. The funds raised will support their ongoing vital children’s vision services and help them expand to reach even more school systems across Georgia.

“We are incredibly grateful for our 2023 Person of Vision, Scott Bullock,” said Jill Thornton, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness Georgia. “Scott emulates excellence in the eyecare community, and he is a distinctive leader and truly embodies our mission of saving sight and restoring vision of school children and financially insecure adults. Scott was incredibly valuable in helping us exceed our Gala goal.

"We have achieved more than we thought possible this past year thanks to his mentorship. His professional integrity motivates others to excellence, creating a better vision for all of us. Scott’s voluntarism on behalf of vision care while also advancing vision health access equity, and vision care has made Georgia a healthier place to live,” Thornton said.

“Vision is a gift and PBGA continues to give that gift to thousands of children throughout Georgia, year after year,” said Bullock. “Upon discovering PBGA, I recognized the importance of getting involved and started recruiting our EyeSouth Partners doctors to champion their mission. Without PBGA's tireless work, tens of thousands of children would be unable to participate in school and beyond. Thanks to them, we are building brighter futures for the children of Georgia.”