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President Biden Release FY2022 Budget Request to Congress

The Biden Administration released its initial budget request to Congress, which officially kicks off the Fiscal Year 2022 federal budget and appropriations process. President Biden’s budget requests the most significant increase (16%) to non-defense discretionary federal spending in over a decade to programs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Specifically, the President’s

Prevent Blindness applauds FDA’s decision to allow production of thyroid eye disease treatment to resume

As a result of direct patient advocacy to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through Prevent Blindness, patients will be able to resume their treatments for thyroid eye disease beginning in April 2021. For months, patients who live with thyroid eye disease (TED) have been unable to access the only available, FDA-approved treatment for

Prevent Blindness Thanks AEG Vision

Prevent Blindness thanks AEG Vision and their growing community of local providers for selecting Prevent Blindness as their charitable partner for a fundraising concert they recently held as a part of their annual corporate Summit. Throughout the two-hour concert event, including pre-event sponsors, more than $45,000 was raised to support the Prevent Blindness mission.  In

New UCSF Study: Eyeglass Compliance for Preschoolers.

Prevent Blindness Northern California’s See Well to Learn program delivered school-based vision screenings, on-site eye exams, free eyeglasses, and referrals to pediatric ophthalmologists as needed to preschoolers in low income neighborhoods in San Francisco and Oakland. All services were conducted onboard a special mobile clinic that was driven to preschool sites—the “Eye Bus.” Through a

New Website for People Impacted by Age-Related Macular Degeneration Launched by Patient Advocacy Groups

AMD Central.org provides access to resources for patients and caregivers in one location AMD Central is a collaboration between the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, BrightFocus Foundation, MD Support, Prevent Blindness and The SupportSight Foundation The American Macular Degeneration Foundation, BrightFocus Foundation, MD Support, Prevent Blindness and The SupportSight Foundation have launched AMD Central, an online

As Women are at Higher Risk for Eye Disease, Prevent Blindness Declares April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Non-profit Group, Prevent Blindness, Provides Helpful Information on Various Eye Health Topics Related to Women’s Vision Issues Two out of every three people living with blindness or vision problems are women, according to the National Eye Institute. And, data from The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems study shows that

Prevent Blindness leads 115 organizations urging Congress to invest in vision and eye health in Fiscal Year 2022

As Congress begins its process of drafting appropriations legislation for Fiscal Year 2022, Prevent Blindness has sent a letter to House and Senate appropriators with the support of 115 organizations to urge Congress to fund the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vision and Eye Health program at $5 million and glaucoma prevention at $4

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Prevent Blindness Provides Free Tips to Employers and Employees to Help Keep Vision Healthy At Work Prevent Blindness has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month.  Because one of the many negative effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the increase in digital screen time for many remote workers, Prevent Blindness is raising awareness of

Thirteenth Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament at Vision Expo East

Prevent Blindness has announced that the 2021 Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament will take place on Wed., June 2, at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge, Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with Vision Expo East. Registration and lunch begin at 12 p.m. ET, and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. ET. REGISTER

Sixteenth Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill Advocacy Event

Annual Event Allows Constituents to Meet with Policymakers to Help Promote Vision and Eye Health Programs and Funding Prevent Blindness will be holding its sixteenth annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” advocacy event, held virtually this year, on Wed., Feb. 24 and Thurs., Feb. 25, 2021. The program brings together patients, caregivers, public health workers, and