Photo by Neshan H. Naltchayan
Professional Award honoree Dr. William L. Rich III, POB Board member Dr. Mohamad Jaafar, Dr. A. Raymond Pilkerton
Professional Award honoree Dr. William L. Rich III, POB Board member Dr. Mohamad Jaafar, Dr. A. Raymond Pilkerton

Written by Guest Contributor Nick Farano

 

The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) held its Night of Vision gala at the Four Seasons in Georgetown. The theme of the event was “Oh Say Can You See?” and featured more than 200+ silent auction items, a live auction, and music by Speakers of the House.

 

POB presented the Professional Service Award to Dr. William L. Rich III of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Northern Virginia Ophthalmology Associates for his for his outstanding work in the field of vision care. POB also presented the Community Service Award to Pete Piringer, of Montgomery County, Md. Fire and Rescue Service, for his tireless commitment to the mission of the organization.

 

“The Night of Vision gala is our opportunity to shine the spotlight on individuals who have set a high standard of leadership and commitment to the issues surrounding vision loss and blindness,” said Michele Hartlove, POB executive director. “We are so very grateful for Dr. Rich’s contributions to the ophthalmology community and Mr. Piringer’s commitment to our organization’s work.”