The Gift of Sight Rules and Regulations

KFVS-TV12 and Kies Eye Center have joined forces to create the The Gift of Sight.  “The Gift of Sight” will give a deserving individual a way to undergo Cataract surgery for free!  And now, you can nominate that individual! What better gift to give...than the Gift of Sight!  Kies Eye Center and Dr. Kies are donating the Cataract surgery, including the doctor's time and all services related to such surgery, to that deserving individual. 


In order to submit a nomination for that deserving individual, beginning August 18, 2003, log on to and complete the on-line nomination form or stop by any participating Kies Eye Center location for a nomination form and complete and mail it to: P O Box 100, Cape Girardeau, Mo 63701.  Nominations will be judged by an impartial panel consisting of a nonprofit organization, Kies Eye Center and KFVS-TV12.  Nominations will be judged based on several factors, including the deservingness of the candidate and originality of the nominations.  Nominations may not contain any false information and must include a 500 word (or less) essay explaining why the nominee is the most deserving candidate.  Nomination forms must be received by November 3, 2003 in order to be considered.  The nominee that is awarded the cataract surgery must be screened by Kies Eye Center to determine his/her medical eligibility.  If he/she is determined, by Kies Eye Center, not to be medically eligible, then an alternate person will be chosen.   

Additional requirements:

Nominees must (i) be residents of the States of Missouri, Kentucky or Illinois, (iii) be 18 years of age or older to be considered, and (ii) not be employed by, or related to anyone employed by, the nonprofit organization participating as a judge, Raycom Media, Inc., KFVS-TV12 or Kies Eye Center, or any of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, or their advertising or production agencies.

Only nominations with answers to all of the questions on the nomination form will be considered.

The Cataract surgery may not be transferred or exchanged for cash or any other medical procedures or services. 

The nominee that is awarded the Cataract surgery and the individual nominating him/her agree to sign and return to KFVS-TV12 a statement giving KFVS and Kies Eye Center the right to publicize each of their names, voices and likenesses in connection with The Gift of Sight.  The nominee that is awarded the Cataract surgery also agrees to sign and return to KFVS-TV12 a release releasing Raycom Media, Inc. and KFVS-TV 12 and their parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies from any liability in connection with the Cataract surgery.

The nominee that is awarded the Cataract surgery is responsible for any taxes in connection with the Cataract surgery.