Robert Lee is auctioning off the space available on his left eye (a 12mm diameter maximum) to raise money for medical bills, raise awareness and funds towards cancer research, especially "Ocular Melanoma" which is what took Robert's left eye on August 10 2011.
The cost of Robert's eye removal, enucleation, was covered by the British Columbia Medical Services program.
Sadly, however, the cost of Robert's ocular prosthesis (generally spoken of as a "glass eye") is NOT a covered medical expense making his appearance from a one-eyed zombie to that of a normal two-eyed person an expensive proposition.
But ask anyone Robert knows (references upon request) and you'll learn that he prefers to make a negative into a positive.
This is why Robert is auctioning off the advertising space on his prosthetic eye. What you'll get is a 12mm circular place to have your logo positioned on the ocular prosthesis instead of a pupil matching the right eye as is the usual practice.
Plus almost unrestricted access to promote your organization's new advertising arrangement.
Press conferences, television appearances, whatever you can arrange, and be willing to cover Robert's additional expenses during the promotional period (to be negotiated).
Visit the auction page for more details.
The auction ends on Saturday September 24 at 10:22pm. Join my Facebook event to celebrate the winning bid.
My vision became blurry and an appointment with my local optometrist was arranged. He discovered a "freckle" in my left eye and immediately set up an appointment for me to see my local ophthalmologist.
The ophthalmologist could not determine, conclusively, what the "freckle" was and arranged for an appointment with the Vancouver Eye Care Center to take place the next week. I was greatly concerned.
After 8 hours of visual tests, imaging, ultrasounds and a lot of doctors and student doctors peering into my eye (the Vancouver Eye Care Center is a teaching eye care center, part of Vancouver General Hospital and the University of BC).
No conclusions were drawn from this visit but I was assured that the "freckle" was not cancer.
I would return to the Vancouver Eye Care Center every 3 months to watch the progress on this "freckle" of mine.
Up to this point, over the course of the preceding 3 years, several differing procedures (including Photo Dynamic Treatments and injections of the colerector drug Avastin into the eye) based on the effect to my vision being possibly a type of "Ocular Degeneration" instead of a cancerous tumor.
It was on this day that the much larger freckle in my eye now fit the profile of a cancerous tumor and this was the news I was given on this day.
Despite progress after my Proton Radiation Treatment (at the Triumf facility of the UBC) seemingly stopping the tumor from further growth (and imaging evidence that the blood vessels feeding the tumor were dying off) a second tumor was found in my eye. It was now time to decide whether or not I would have my eye removed.
After making the agonizing decision to have my eye removed, today was the day of the surgery. All went well, that is, as well as can be expected. I am now living the life of a one-eyed man.