See photos from Eye Ball, Tampa's gala with vision
St. Petersburg Times society writer Amy Scherzer snapped photos at last weekends' Eye Ball, the Lions Eye Institute Foundation's annual fundraiser in Ybor City. WFLA-Ch. 8 morning anchor Gayle Guyardo and her husband, Mark Pichowski, were there for the charity event.
Guests toured the 12,000-square-foot Ocular Research Center, which collects eye tissue for research and provides corneal transplants to people worldwide. Of the 45,000 cornea transplants done each year in the United States, 10 percent come from the Lions bank, said foundation manager Terry Goldstein.
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