The Most Urgent Voice in Eye Research -The Patient’s

JAMA Ophthalmology has published a new article by Jeff Todd, Prevent Blindness President and CEO and Kira Baldonado, MPH, Prevent Blindness Vice President of Public Health and Policy.  The Most Urgent Voice in Eye Research—The Patient’s, addresses the importance of engaging patients early and often across the research development timeline for new medicines and treatments.

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 Eighteenth Annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” Event

Annual Patient Advocacy Event from Prevent Blindness Convenes Stakeholders in Eye Health to Discuss Issues Related to Access to Care, Health Equity, Funding Needs, with Nation’s Elected Officials Prevent Blindness will be holding its eighteenth annual Eyes on Capitol Hill advocacy event on March 7-8, 2023. Entering its 115th year as a public health advocacy

Prevent Blindness supports UN Special Envoy on Vision appointment

Prevent Blindness supports the appointment of a Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Vision to the United Nations Today, Prevent Blindness has requested that Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, join us in calling for this appointment. In 2021, the UN General Assembly adopted the first-ever “Vision for Everyone” resolution to

Prevent Blindness applauds proposed $2.5 million funding level for CDC’s Vision and Eye Health program in FY2023 House Labor-HHS-Ed. appropriations legislation

Today, the House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations legislation for programs in the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education. The legislation includes a proposed funding increase of $1 million over the Fiscal Year 2022 funding level of $1.5 million for vision and eye health the Centers for

Prevent Blindness to Hold First-Ever ASPECT Patient Advocacy and Engagement Summit in Washington, D.C.

Three-day event to bring together participants and sponsors of the Prevent Blindness ASPECT (Advocacy, Support, Perspective, Empowerment, Communication, and Training) Patient Engagement Program Prevent Blindness will be holding the inaugural ASPECT Patient Advocacy and Engagement Summit, May 9-11, 2022, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Summit will bring together trainees, allies, and

Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Legislation Funds CDC’s Vision Health Initiative at its Highest Level Since Fiscal Year 2010 

Prevent Blindness applauds passage of the final Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations legislation, which includes the first increase to the Vision Health Initiative (VHI) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2017. The VHI, which conducts critical surveillance and collaborates with states and communities on strategies to prevent vision loss and eye disease,