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Prevent Blindness Joins 2023 World Sight Day Global Initiative to “Love Your Eyes at Work,” Calling on Employers, Insurers, and Policy Makers to Consider How They Can Contribute to Improved Access to Vision and Eye Health Care

Prevent Blindness to Kick Off World Sight Day Activities with a Reception on Capitol Hill, and Hold Series of Vision Screening and Eye Health Education Events with Prevent Blindness Affiliates Across the Country to Promote the Theme, “Love Your Eyes at Work” Prevent Blindness is once again joining the International Agency for the Prevention of

Vision Loss from Uveitis

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What Causes Vision Loss from Uveitis Uveitis may cause blurry and reduced vision. When treated, vision may recover. In some cases, mostly in intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis and panuveitis, where inflammation is recurrent and chronic, damage to the eye can occur, particularly to the retina and optic nerve, and cause permanent vision loss. High eye

Prevent Blindness Declares June as Cataract Awareness Month, Providing Educational Resources on Eye Disease that Affects Millions

Nonprofit group Prevent Blindness, offers patients, care partners and professionals with a variety of free, helpful resources on cataract and cataract surgery Cataract is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, according to The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. More than half of all Americans will have cataract by the time they are 80

Cataract Surgery

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Cataract Surgery Download the Cataract Patient Guide Cataract surgery has restored vision to millions of people. Every year in the U.S., more than two million cataract surgeries are performed. The key to preventing vision loss is regular eye exams. If you are 65 or older, you should get a complete eye exam every one or

For Cataract Awareness Month in June, Prevent Blindness Provides Educational Information and Resources on the Leading Cause of Vision Loss in the United States

June is Cataract Awareness Month More than half of all Americans age 80 or older either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove cataracts, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that cataract is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and

May is Ultraviolet Awareness (UV) Month at Prevent Blindness, Designed to Educate the Public on the Best Ways to Keep Eyes Safe from UV Damage

Prevent Blindness provides free, dedicated resources to encourage proper eye protection from UV damage to eyes and vision As the warmer weather begins to encourage more outdoor activities, Prevent Blindness has declared May as Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month. The nonprofit group is seeking to educate the public on the negative effects of UV exposure to

Prevent Blindness Applauds Legislation to Expand Medicare Vision Benefits; Encourages Low Vision Aids Path to Coverage

As part of a major effort to enact key health care priorities of the Biden Administration’s “Build Back Better” Act, Congress is currently considering legislation to expand Medicare to provide coverage for vision, dental, and hearing services. Under the Medicare vision benefit, beneficiaries would receive coverage for eyeglasses every 2 years or an annual supply

Bausch + Lomb and Prevent Blindness Launch Educational Campaign During Cataract Awareness Month

Organizations Also Launch Social Media Donation Program to Support Prevent Blindness and Broaden Patients’ Access to Cataract Surgery and Care During June’s Cataract Awareness Month Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business, and Prevent Blindness today are joining forces during Cataract Awareness Month in June to educate the public and raise awareness of

June Declared Cataract Awareness Month to Educate Public on World’s Leading Cause of Vision Loss

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Cataract is the world’s leading cause of blindness, accounting for approximately 42 percent of all cases of blindness in all nations. In the United States, more than 25 million Americans are estimated to have cataract, according to the report “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems.” As the population in America

House Passes Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation (H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019) that seeks to lower prescription drug costs through a variety of changes to the Medicare program. The legislation projects cost savings of $456 billion over 10 years. Based on these savings, the legislation includes provisions to expand