Prevent Blindness and the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington Hold “World Sight Day” Vision Screening and Educational Event on Capitol Hill

On Wed., Sept. 21, Prevent Blindness, and the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, held the first World Sight Day Vision Screening and Eye Health Educational Event at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. World Sight Day, coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), aims to raise awareness of

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,

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

Founding Co-Chair of the Congressional Vision Caucus Announces Retirement from Congress in 2022

Founding Co-Chair of the Congressional Vision Caucus Announces Retirement from Congress in 2022 This week, Congressman David E. Price (NC-4) has announced that he will not seek another term of office and will retire at the end of 2022 after serving nearly 35 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Price was a founding co-chair of the Congressional Vision

Call for Applications to the Prevent Blindness A.S.P.E.C.T. Patient Engagement Program

Call for Applications The application period is now open for all who wish to participate in the A.S.P.E.C.T. (Advocacy, Support, Perspective, Empowerment, Communication, and Training) Patient Empowerment Program at Prevent Blindness. We are recruiting individuals with vision impairment or blindness as well as allies (i.e. loved ones, nonprofit representatives, multidisciplinary clinicians, and researchers). The program aims to

Prevent Blindness Applauds Legislation to Expand Medicare Vision Benefits; Encourages Low Vision Aids Path to Coverage

As part of a major effort to enact key health care priorities of the Biden Administration’s “Build Back Better” Act, Congress is currently considering legislation to expand Medicare to provide coverage for vision, dental, and hearing services. Under the Medicare vision benefit, beneficiaries would receive coverage for eyeglasses every 2 years or an annual supply