Prevent Blindness Declares July as Dry Eye Awareness Month to Educate Public on Eye Disease that Affects more than 16 Million Americans

Prevent Blindness Offers New Episode of its Focus on Eye Health Expert Series, Fact Sheets and Social Media Graphics in English and Spanish, and Web Resource to Educate Public on Dry Eye Nearly 16 million Americans have dry eye, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). Dry eye occurs when there is not enough tear film

Prevent Blindness Launches Multiple Efforts to Provide Education and Resources on the Effects of Vision Loss and Blindness on Mental Health

Nonprofit group Prevent Blindness is Raising Awareness on the Impact of Vision Impairment on Mental Wellbeing Through Upcoming Focus on Eye Health Summit Presentations, Issue Brief, New Patient Video and Web Resource Because individuals with vision loss can experience a higher prevalence of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues as compared to their sighted

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

Prevent Blindness Declares Fourth Annual Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Genetic Testing Week as May 15-21

National nonprofit organization Prevent Blindness provides patients, care partners and healthcare professionals, with information and materials on IRDs and genetic testing Prevent Blindness has declared May 15-21, 2023, as the fourth annual “Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Genetic Testing Week.” An IRD is a genetic disorder that can cause severe vision loss or even blindness. IRDs

Prevent Blindness Declares May as Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month to Educate Public on Dangers to Eyes from UV Exposure

Prevent Blindness offers free informational resources to help protect eyes, vision from potentially damaging ultraviolet rays Prevent Blindness has declared May as Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month. As many Americans begin to prepare for Memorial Day weekend and spending time outdoors in the warmer weather, the group provides educational materials on the possible negative effects of

Lumata Health and Prevent Blindness Announce Partnership to Deliver More Resources to Americans with Vision Loss

The partnership addresses a major gap in providing resources for patients with vision impairment or blindness, including a new focus on mental health care delivery Lumata Health, a technology-driven healthcare startup on a mission to prevent vision loss from chronic eye diseases through its human-led, intelligent eye care management platform for patients in the U.S.,

New Study Finds Social Determinants of Health are Associated with Vision Loss

A new study from NORC at the University of Chicago, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Diabetes Translation, entitled “Association Between Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and Examination-Based Vision Loss vs Self-Reported Vision Measures” published in JAMA Ophthalmology, found that SDOH across multiple domains were associated with vision loss. The

Prevent Blindness Statement on Texas Court Decision Regarding ACA Preventive Services

Prevent Blindness is disappointed in a recent decision from a Texas federal court that could jeopardize access to preventive screenings—including pediatric vision screenings and screenings for diabetes for adults—that are currently provided under Affordable Care Act marketplace plans at no cost to beneficiaries. This court decision, which is currently being appealed by the Biden Administration, comes at a

Prevent Blindness free resources for AMD & Low Vision Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness, Provides Free Resources on AMD and Low Vision Including Dedicated Webpages, Fact Sheets, New Spanish-language Graphics, An Interactive Patient Guide, and More As part of February’s Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month, Prevent Blindness is offering free resources to the public to help educate and empower individuals, and their care

Prevent Blindness joins Glaucoma Community for Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness offers a variety of free glaucoma educational resources, including “The Glaucoma Community,” to patients with the eye disease and their caregivers As part of January’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month, Prevent Blindness is offering a wide variety of free resources to help glaucoma patients and their caregivers find the support they need to address