“Guardians of Memory IV” by by Diego Dayer, winner of the 2018 Miradas International contest.
The Miradas competition was created by Jorge Alió, Journal of Refractive Surgery Editorial Board Member, and his wife, Maria Lopez, in 1998 with the intention of using artistic sensibility to bring society’s attention to the phenomenon of sight, vision, and blindness.
Miradas, which means glances, is a painting contest held every 2 years in which artists from Spain, several Latin American countries, and other countries from Europe submit paintings dealing with the topic of sight and the prevention of blindness. The Miradas International Award is presented during the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting at the ISRS awards reception. Each cover of the Journal of Refractive Surgery features paintings that were submitted to this competition.
Miradas is a collaboration between the Jorge Alió Foundation, the Ayuntamiento de Alicante, and the Diputacion de Alicante and the Fundacion SEUR, and is sponsored by OPHTEC BV, The Netherlands. For more information about Miradas International, please visit www.fundacionalio.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.