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 Announces Recipients of 2021 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health, and Rising Visionary Award

Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the “2021 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health,” as R.V. Paul Chan, MD, MSc, MBA, FACS, Professor and Head, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The John H. Panton, MD Professor of Ophthalmology, Director, Pediatric Retina and ROP Service at the Illinois Eye and

Prevent Blindness Declares May as Ultraviolet Awareness Month to Educate Public on Potential Health Dangers of UV Exposure to Eyes

Prevent Blindness Offers Materials Such as Fact Sheets, Social Media Graphics and a Dedicated Web Resource to Provide Important Information on Ways to Protect Sight from Ultraviolet Rays Because extended exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage to the eyes, Prevent Blindness has declared May as Ultraviolet Awareness Month. The group seeks to educate

How Geri Has Managed Her AMD for More Than A Decade

Earlier this year, Bausch + Lomb and Prevent Blindness announced the launch of a year-long video series hosted on, to spotlight Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) patients and learn about how they manage their condition. We are excited to share our first story from Geri, who has been living with AMD for more than a

Patient-Engagement Opportunity

Share your experience living with Presbyopia by participating in a roundtable of patients and professionals: Are you currently living with presbyopia which is ‘loss of reading vision?’ Do you require the use of reading glasses, prescription glasses or contact lenses, providing only optical correction? Have you used reading glasses, prescription glasses or contact lenses for between 2

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 Thanks AEG Vision

Prevent Blindness thanks AEG Vision and their growing community of local providers for selecting Prevent Blindness as their charitable partner for a fundraising concert they recently held as a part of their annual corporate Summit. Throughout the two-hour concert event, including pre-event sponsors, more than $45,000 was raised to support the Prevent Blindness mission.  In

New UCSF Study: Eyeglass Compliance for Preschoolers.

Prevent Blindness Northern California’s See Well to Learn program delivered school-based vision screenings, on-site eye exams, free eyeglasses, and referrals to pediatric ophthalmologists as needed to preschoolers in low income neighborhoods in San Francisco and Oakland. All services were conducted onboard a special mobile clinic that was driven to preschool sites—the “Eye Bus.” Through a