Prevent Blindness Declares Third Annual Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Genetic Testing Week as May 16-22

Prevent Blindness enters third year of raising awareness and promoting education about inherited retinal diseases and the importance of genetic testing Prevent Blindness has declared May 16-22, 2022 as the third annual “Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Genetic Testing Week.” Educational materials, such as a fact sheet, social media graphics, and a dedicated webpage, are available.

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

Prevent Blindness and Regeneron Unite to Help Save Eyesight through the “Diabetes and the Eyes” Program

Diabetes program expanded with community events and new resources to educate on diabetes effects on vision and eye health Prevent Blindness and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., are uniting to increase education on the impact diabetes can have on vision and eye health through an expanded “Diabetes and the Eyes” program. With the support of Regeneron, the

May is Ultraviolet Awareness (UV) Month at Prevent Blindness, Designed to Educate the Public on the Best Ways to Keep Eyes Safe from UV Damage

Prevent Blindness provides free, dedicated resources to encourage proper eye protection from UV damage to eyes and vision As the warmer weather begins to encourage more outdoor activities, Prevent Blindness has declared May as Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month. The nonprofit group is seeking to educate the public on the negative effects of UV exposure to

Recipients of the 2022 Prevent Blindness Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health and Rising Visionary Award Announced

Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the 2022 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health as VOSH/International (V/I). Additionally, Prevent Blindness is pleased to announce the co-recipients of the third annual “Rising Visionary Award” as Marissa K. Shoji, MD, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and Hursuong Vongsachang, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School

Prevent Blindness Holds 2022 Person of Vision Award Event, Honoring Rick Gadd of Essilor North America, at Vision Expo East

Prevent Blindness presented the 2022 Person of Vision Award to Rick Gadd, former president of Essilor North America, and recently named president of Wholesale Canada and president of instruments for EssilorLuxottica North America. The event was held on the evening of March 31, at 583 Park Avenue, New York, NY, in conjunction with Vision Expo

Zenni and Prevent Blindness Partner to Launch the “Zenni Scholarship to Advance Children’s Vision”

New program provides scholarships for Prevent Blindness Children’s Vision Screening Certification and vouchers for no-cost Zenni prescription glasses Zenni, the online eyewear retail leader, and Prevent Blindness have partnered to create the new Zenni Scholarship to Advance Children’s Vision program. The Zenni scholarship will provide professionals with free enrollment in the Prevent Blindness vision certification