2021 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award Call for Nominations

Annual Award Recognizes Outstanding Efforts to Improve Eye Health Services for Children in the United States The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has issued the call for nominations for the seventh annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.” The award recognizes significant efforts by an individual or

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

Prevent Blindness continues to educate public on importance of genetic testing, various types of retinal diseases and support resources available Prevent Blindness has declared the second annual “Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Genetic Testing Week” as May 16-22, 2021. As part of this initiative, Prevent Blindness will be posting a series of educational graphics on its

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