Call for Nominations Issued for 2022 Prevent Blindness Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health and Rising Visionary Award

Recipients to formally accept awards at the 11th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit in July Prevent Blindness is issuing the call for nominations for the “2022 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health,” and the third annual “Rising Visionary Award.” Both the awards will be formally presented at the 11th

Prevent Blindness Provides Educational Resources, Materials and Support to Patients and Caregivers for January’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness Seeks to Raise Awareness and Education of Glaucoma, A Leading Cause of Blindness that Can Affect Adults and Children Prevent Blindness is joining January’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month by offering a variety of free educational and awareness-building resources to help prevent unnecessary vision loss from one of the world’s leading causes of blindness.

Amy Pulles Selected to Succeed Retiring Sherry Williams as President & CEO of the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness

Amy Pulles, incoming President and CEO of the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness, will succeed Sherry Williams, who is retiring on January 1, 2022. The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness announced that Amy Pulles, VP of Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate (PBO) will succeed Sherry Williams, its President & CEO upon her planned retirement on January

Prevent Blindness Declares 2022 as the “Year of Children’s Vision”

New Initiative to Focus Year-long Efforts into Improving Children’s Vision and Eye Health Prevent Blindness has declared 2022 the “Year of Children’s Vision.” The goal is to highlight and address the diverse and critical vision and eye health needs of children and to improve outcomes through advocacy, public health, education, and awareness. Common vision disorders

Prevent Blindness Declares First-ever Geographic Atrophy Awareness Week as Dec. 6-12, 2021

Prevent Blindness Launches New Awareness Initiative to Educate Public on Geographic Atrophy and its Potential Effects on Vision Prevent Blindness is announcing the launch of the first-ever Geographic Atrophy (GA) Awareness Week, to be held Dec. 6-12, 2021. GA is the advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration (commonly referred to as AMD) which leads to vision loss in the center of one’s

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness Convenes New Children’s Vision Equity Alliance

The “Children’s Vision Equity Alliance” was created to advance equity in children’s vision and eye health For more than 10 years, The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has worked to ensure that children across the country have equitable access to quality vision and eye care services. To further

Prevent Blindness Declares Second Annual Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) Awareness Week to Help Educate the Public on Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Resources for Care

Prevent Blindness offers no-cost educational materials, including fact sheets, graphics, and dedicated website to provide information on Thyroid Eye Disease Prevent Blindness has declared Nov. 14-20, 2021 as the second annual “Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness (TED) Week.” As part of this initiative, Prevent Blindness will be promoting its TED resources including the dedicated webpage, fact

Prevent Blindness Hosts Congressional Briefing on Eye and Vision Public Health Data and Surveillance

Congressional Briefing: Realizing Equitable Access to Vision and Eye Health Care Through Public Health Data and Surveillance On November 2, 2021, Prevent Blindness hosted a briefing for Congressional legislators and their staff to provide an update on new analyses around the burden and scope of vision loss and eye disease. This event, "Realizing Equitable Access