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.

Prevent Blindness Celebrates World Sight Day by Encouraging Members of Public to “Be A Visionary” and Advocate for Vision and Eye Health Programs

Global World Sight Day Observance Helps to Put Eye Health and Eyecare into Focus Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety nonprofit organization, is participating in World Sight Day, an annual day of awareness designed to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment, by promoting advocacy efforts that seek to make vision

Our Hope to Be Seen: Voting and Vision Impairment

Exercising the right to vote can be fraught with difficulties for people living with vision impairment. by Julie Grutzmacher, Director of National Collaboration and Engagement, Prevent Blindness “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Larry quotes Helen Keller to me and shares his goal: to help people like himself,

Fight for Sight and Prevent Blindness Announce Recipient of the 2020 Joanne Angle Public Health Award

Research Grant Awarded to Angela R. Elam, MD, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan Fight for Sight, the first nonprofit organization in the United States to promote eye research, and Prevent Blindness announced today the recipient of the 2020 Joanne Angle Public Health Award as Angela R. Elam, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual

October Declared as Contact Lens Safety Month by Prevent Blindness to Provide Public with Information on How to Keep Eyes Healthy

Improper Contact Lens Use May Cause Painful Eye Infections, Including Keratitis, Which Could Result in Vision Loss or Blindness Because an estimated 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Prevent Blindness has declared October as Contact Lens Safety Month. Contact lenses are classified as

Responsum Health and Prevent Blindness Launch Innovative Glaucoma Platform

Today, Responsum Health (Responsum), an innovative developer of personalized patient apps and chronic disease knowledge communities, and Prevent Blindness, the leading voluntary eye health and safety organization in the U.S., announced the launch of an online knowledge platform for patients with glaucoma. The platform, called The Glaucoma Community, can be accessed for free via web

Prevent Blindness to Kick Off Virtual Persons of Vision Award Event Honoring VSP Global

Annual award celebration to be held in a series of online activities throughout September Prevent Blindness announced today that the 2020 Persons of Vision Award ceremony, honoring VSP Global, will be held through a series of virtual celebrations in September. The Prevent Blindness Persons of Vision Award recognizes an individual, corporation and/or organization whose inspired