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

Prevent Blindness Applauds Adoption of New UN Assembly Resolution Designed to Provide Eye Support and Treatment to Those in Need Across the Globe

Prevent Blindness applauds the adoption of The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution A/75/L.108, committing the international community to eye care for the 1.1 billion people who will be living with preventable sight loss by 2030. This first-ever resolution designed to tackle preventable sight loss establishes eye health as part of the UN’s Sustainable Development

Prevent Blindness Urges U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations to Support Resolution on Vision and Eye Health

Prevent Blindness supports a proposed United Nations (UN) Resolution of Vision and Eye Health.  Today, we have requested that Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the United States Ambassador to the UN, join us in supporting its passage as well.  In 2015, the UN established a series of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), including 169 targets, to “serve as a shared

Prevent Blindness Statement on Departure of Congressional Vision Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH)

Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) has announced that he will be departing Congress on May 16, 2021 to take a role in the private sector in Ohio. Congressman Stivers has served as a co-chair of the Congressional Vision Caucus since 2018, and served on the Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate Board of Directors before being elected to Ohio’s 15th Congressional

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 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