Prevent Blindness Declares July as Dry Eye Awareness Month to Educate Public on Eye Disease that Affects more than 16 Million Americans

Prevent Blindness Offers New Episode of its Focus on Eye Health Expert Series, Fact Sheets and Social Media Graphics in English and Spanish, and Web Resource to Educate Public on Dry Eye Nearly 16 million Americans have dry eye, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). Dry eye occurs when there is not enough tear film

Prevent Blindness Declares June 28-July 4, 2023, as Third Annual Fireworks Safety Awareness Week, Seeking to Educate the Public on the Dangers of Fireworks

Prevent Blindness Advises the Public to Leave Independence Day Fireworks to Licensed Operators in Authorized Displays Only Prevent Blindness has declared June 28-July 4, 2023, as the Third Annual Fireworks Safety Awareness Week. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), fireworks devices were involved in an estimated 8,500 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency

Study Finds Significantly More Adults Living with Diabetic Retinopathy in the United States than Previously Estimated

New study finds that nearly 10 million people in the US with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy A new study published today in JAMA Ophthalmology, “Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy in the US in 2021,” found that in 2021, an estimated 9.6 million people in the United States (26.4 percent of those with diabetes) had diabetic retinopathy

Prevent Blindness Focuses on Eye Safety for Upcoming Solar Eclipses

Experience the 'ring of fire’ eclipse and total solar eclipse safely with proper eye protection Prevent Blindness is getting ready for the upcoming solar eclipses visible over the United States by launching the Prevent Blindness Eclipse + Your Eyes program. The goal of the program is to educate the public on solar eclipses and raise

Prevent Blindness Launches Multiple Efforts to Provide Education and Resources on the Effects of Vision Loss and Blindness on Mental Health

Nonprofit group Prevent Blindness is Raising Awareness on the Impact of Vision Impairment on Mental Wellbeing Through Upcoming Focus on Eye Health Summit Presentations, Issue Brief, New Patient Video and Web Resource Because individuals with vision loss can experience a higher prevalence of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues as compared to their sighted

Happy Birthday to Prevent Blindness!

In 1908, spurred to action after learning that 30% of blindness in newborns was easily preventable, volunteers banded together to organize around a state-by-state advocacy campaign that eradicated a form of infant blindness that was rampant at the turn of the century. Today, as we celebrate our 115th year of saving sight, I’m proud to

Prevent Blindness Declares June as Cataract Awareness Month, Providing Educational Resources on Eye Disease that Affects Millions

Nonprofit group Prevent Blindness, offers patients, care partners and professionals with a variety of free, helpful resources on cataract and cataract surgery Cataract is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, according to The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. More than half of all Americans will have cataract by the time they are 80

Prevent Blindness to Host 12th Annual Focus on Eye Health Summit, a Two-Day Virtual Interactive Event, with Focus on Research, Empowerment through Storytelling, and Mental Health Related to Vision Loss

Prevent Blindness will host the 12th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health Summit on July 12-13, 2023, as a virtual interactive event. Expert presentations related to this year’s theme, “Why the Eye?” will engage diverse voices in discussions around vision health as it relates to public health, stimulate conversations around the challenges to equitable

Prevent Blindness Issues Call for Nominations for the 2023 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award

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