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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

Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit

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The Diabetes & the Eyes Educational Toolkit offers educational materials on diabetes and the impact of diabetes on eye health in both English and Spanish. These educational resources are intended for healthcare professionals, community health educators, diabetes educators, and anyone in a caregiving or diabetes education role. Funding for development of these materials was provided

Take Steps Today to Help Protect Eyes from Cataract

Prevent Blindness Designates June as Cataract Awareness Month to Help Educate Public on Leading Cause of Vision Loss and Blindness More than 25 million Americans are estimated to have cataract, a clouding of the eye’s lens, which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. Prevent Blindness has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month

Eye Health Infographics

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These eye health and safety infographics are designed to provide easy-to-read, relevant, and timely information on a wide range of eye and vision topics.  They are designed specifically for sharing on social media channels such as Facebook and Instagram. Please contact us at 1-800-331-2020, or [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to

Millions of Americans Have Cataract

Number of Cataract Cases Expected to Soar in Coming Decades In the United States, more than 25 million Americans have cataract, a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in impaired vision.  Research from the Prevent Blindness study, “The Future of Vision,” estimates that number will increase to 38.5

Summer is Coming

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Summer is Coming- What Women Need to Know about Protecting their Eyes Many of us look forward to enjoying the summer sun. Whether it be lounging on the beach or attending a great sports event, we love the summer season and the warm rays summer brings us. It is important however to remind ourselves that we