Focus Initiative Webinar


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Eye Health Report Recommendations

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 2:00-3:15pm Central 

The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) is conducting a consensus study to examine core principles and public health strategies to reduce visual impairment and promote eye health in the United States. During this webinar, we will hear from members of the Study Committee who will share highlights from their report – “Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative:  Vision for Tomorrow” – which is scheduled to be released to the public on Thursday, September 15.

Scheduled speakers representing the Consensus Study Committee:

  • Steven Teutsch, MD, MPH (Study Chair), University of California – Los Angeles’s Fielding School of Public Health
  • Lori Grover, OD, PhD, King-Devick Test Inc.
  • Peter Jacobson, JD, MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute

Moderated by:
M. Kathleen Murphy, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chair, Prevent Blindness Community Programs & Public Health Committee
University of Texas Medical Branch-School of Nursing

Learn about how we can help you with your eyeglasses, contact lenses, dry eye disease, cataract surgery, and more during this free webinar event hosted by Prevent Blindness.