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Eye Safety at Home


In fact, accidents involving common household products cause 125,000 eye injuries each year. Ninety percent of these eye injures can be prevented through understanding, safety practices and the use of proper eye protection. You can reduce the risks of eye injuries for yourself and other family members by using this simple checklist for different areas

Prevent Blindness Offers Webinars, Services and Free Resources for August’s Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month During the “Year of Children’s Vision”

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and 2022 is the “Year of Children’s Vision” at Prevent Blindness. This year, Prevent Blindness is offering a wide variety of free resources, including educational tool kits, fact sheets, webinars, and more, to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, school nurses and public health professionals the information they need

Prevent Blindness Declares March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month to Provide Sight-Saving Resources to Employees and their Employers

Prevent Blindness offers fact sheets, shareable social media graphics and online resources on ways to keep eyes healthy in the workplace March is Workplace Eye Wellness at Prevent Blindness. We provide free resources, including an overview of proper eye protection and safety glasses for various industries, and information on the effects of extended digital screen

2021 Focus On Eye Health National Summit Speaker and Moderator Biographies

10th Annual Focus On Eye Health National Summit: Our Changing Vision
The Focus on Eye Health National Summit is a key venue to elevate the national dialogue among diverse stakeholder groups around vision and significant population health issues such as surveillance, equity, prevention messaging, service integration, program development, and dissemination of best practices. The Summit allows participants to develop new collaborations, integrate new vision health messages

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness Issues Updated National Report Outlining the Current State of Children’s Vision and Eye Health

“Children’s Vision and Eye Health: A Snapshot of Current National Issues 2nd Edition” Includes Detailed Statistics, Information and Strategies to Improve Children’s Vision in the United States As part of August’s Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and as a follow-up to its 2016 publication, The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at

Clinical Trials for Eye Diseases and Vision

Clinical Trials for Eye Diseases
What are Clinical Trials for Eye Diseases, Treatments and Vision? Clinical trials are research studies evaluating how effective a medical, surgical, or behavioral intervention will work in people. Clinical trials for eye diseases and conditions can take years to complete and cost millions of dollars, however, it is the safest known approach to developing new

Don’t Turn a Blind Eye to Contact Lens Safety


A Guest Column By Helene D. Clayton-Jeter, OD Approximately 40 million Americans wear contact lenses.  I am one of them.  The benefits of an unobstructed, natural view of the world are simply priceless. However, I know that with these benefits comes great responsibility on my part for ensuring that my eyes remain healthy and safe. The

Avoiding Eye Injuries at Home

Eye Injuries at Home Send Thousands of Adults and Children to the Emergency Room Every Year   Most Eye Injures Can Be Prevented Through Safety Practices and the Use of Proper Eye Protection   CHICAGO (Sept. 24, 2015) –In 2014, more than 193,000 adults and children were treated in hospital emergency rooms in the United States

Prevent Eye Injuries in the Home, Yard, Garage

Proper Eye Protection in the Home, Yard and Garage Can Help Prevent Eye Injuries       – Accidents with Power Tools Cause More Eye Injuries than Any Other Product–       CHICAGO (Sept. 24, 2014) –In 2013, more than 94,000 adults and children were treated in hospital emergency rooms in the United States