Prevent Blindness Opposes Trump Administration’s “Most Favored Nation” Policies

Prevent Blindness sharply opposes the Trump Administration’s finalization of its “Most Favored Nations” (MFN) rule, which will take effect in January 2021. As a patient advocacy organization, Prevent Blindness promotes policies that encourage patient-centered decision-making and consumer choice while mitigating over-utilization and over-consumption without harming accessibility. We believe policies should balance provider behavior with appropriate

Prevent Blindness Declares December as “Give the Gift of Sight Month”

Prevent Blindness, Seeks Public Support to Continue to Help Provide Sight-saving Services Since 1908, Prevent Blindness has worked to provide services and programs to protect vision in the United States. Through the support of the American public, Prevent Blindness has continued its mission to advocate, educate and empower people to make healthy vision a priority.

Regener-Eyes® is Pledging Support to Prevent Blindness this Holiday Season

Regener-Eyes® LLC, a subsidiary of Regenerative Processing Plant Inc., announced that Regener-Eyes®, a first in class biologic eye drop, is giving back this holiday season by launching a campaign to help support the ongoing efforts of Prevent Blindness. Now through Jan. 15, 2021, Regener-Eyes® will donate $1 to Prevent Blindness for each purchase of either

Senate Releases Long-Awaited FY2021 Appropriations Legislation

This week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations released its long-awaited version of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations legislation for programs and agencies within the Departments of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Eye Institute (NEI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Because the process

Diabetes-related Eye Disease Month to Educate on Leading Cause of New Cases of Blindness in Adults

Prevent Blindness Offers Informational Resources, Including Factsheets, Training Modules, and Social Media Graphics to Help Save Sight from Diabetes-related Eye Disease Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020, shows that 34.2 million Americans have diabetes and 88 million American adults have prediabetes. Alarmingly, more people are developing

Prevent Blindness Encourages Everyone to Take a Screen Time-Out

New campaign raises awareness of escalated risk of digital eye strain In response to increased virtual activity during the coronavirus pandemic, Prevent Blindness has launched Screen Time-Out, an awareness campaign to encourage Americans, especially parents of young children, to introduce regular screen breaks into their daily routines. During work, school and even personal downtime, people

New Online Resource to Educate Public on Importance of Good Vision

A New Tool Kit, “Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers,” Created for Parents and Caregivers to Provide Education, Guidance, and Support to Protect Vision The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) and the National Head Start Association (NHSA) joined together

Prevent Blindness Mourns the Loss of Henry Shyer

The Prevent Blindness family is saddened to learn of the passing of vision industry leader, Henry Shyer of @Zyloware Eyewear. Mr. Shyer was recipient of the 2014 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award for his leadership within the eyecare industry and his commitment to sight-saving services to the public.  We thank him for his service.