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2019 Eye Ball: See and Be Seen!

The 2019 Eye Ball: See and Be Seen to be held on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at the Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel.

It will be the most sought-after Tampa event of the season because everyone who is anyone knows that It’s Fashionable to Care. Proceeds from the Eye Ball support programs that further the mission of the Lions Eye Institute and restore sight to individuals who cannot afford treatment.

Bradford & Bryan Manning

Receiving the Light of Sight Award at the Eye Ball this year will be Bradford and Bryan Manning, the co-founders of Two Blind Brothers. At a young age, Bradford and Bryan were both diagnosed with an eye disease that causes blindness over time.

Today the Mannings make ultra-soft designer clothing from natural fibers for the sole purpose of funding blindness research.


Upon arrival at the Eye Ball, guests will be sorted into one of the four great fashion houses of the eye care world: Louis Vision, Oscar de la Retina, Perry Iris, or Versacheye. During this evening of glamour and extravagance, these four teams will compete to be the ultimate fashion house.

Winning points for each house will be easy, fashionable, and fun! The event sponsors will provide several interactive, fashion-themed stations to enjoy in the reception area. Points will be earned by getting pictures taken with designers; buying raffle tickets, mystery boxes, and beverages; winning live auction packages; and making donations!

Tyler Merren

The evening will culminate in a fashion show featuring visually impaired models. The all-star celebrity lineup is to include Paralympic silver medalist Tyler Merren and former Mrs. World and Mrs. America April Lufriu plus many more inspiring individuals.



April Lufriu



Join us in Tampa the day before the 2019 Emmys to restore sight to individuals around the world! Why not make it a weekend to remember?

Need a tux? Get a discount with Men’s Warehouse: Men’s Warehouse Eye Ball Discount.



About the Lions Eye Institute:
The Lions Eye Institute is leading the worldwide fight against blinding eye disease through its unique model — uniting the world’s largest Eye Bank, a cutting-edge Ocular Research Center, and the Foundation together to create the leading institution for ocular science. The Institute advocates for the 45 million blind and visually impaired people across the globe. Its mission is to set new standards for ocular endeavors that will improve visual outcomes and quality of life for those who are blind or visually impaired.