The Vision of Children (VOC) Foundation, founded by Fairbanks Ranch residents Sam and Vivian Hardage, recently hosted its 10th World Symposium, bringing together scientists, doctors, and families from throughout the U.S., England, Germany, and Spain to present and discuss the latest vision research findings. The foundation has cultivated a reliable network of researchers from various institutions to invite each year, establishing an environment of trust and a spirit of problem solving in the hopes of finding a cure. Families directly impacted by genetic vision disorders were also given the unique opportunity to listen and learn from some of the most advanced minds in vision research, providing them with comfort, hope, and answers.

The program also included dinner, entertainment by VOC’s own Vision Hero Joel Gomez, and presentation of the Vision of Children Leadership Award to Phil and Barbara Huffman. For more information visit