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Fifteenth Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill Advocacy Event

Volunteers to Advocate to Nation’s Leaders on the Need to Provide Support, Funding for Vision and Eye Health Programs and Services Prevent Blindness will be holding its fifteenth annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” advocacy day on Wed., Feb. 26, 2020, in Washington, D.C.  The annual program provides those from across the United States the opportunity to

FEBRUARY’S AMD AWARENESS MONTH

PREVENT BLINDNESS AND BAUSCH + LOMB TO JOIN TOGETHER TO RAISE AWARENESS AND PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR FEBRUARY’S AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION AWARENESS MONTH Organizations Launch Social Media Campaign and Offer SightMatters.com Resource to Provide People with AMD and Caregivers with Educational Information, AMD Action Plan and More BRIDGEWATER, N.J., and CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2020 –

Prevent Blindness Statement on Medicaid Guidance

As the nation’s leading volunteer eye health organization, Prevent Blindness has consistently advocated for policies that ensure Americans have access to the vision and eye health services they need. We support policies that improve health systems, not undermine them or reduce access to early detection and treatment of eye diseases for children, working-age adults, older

Prevent Blindness, Bausch + Lomb Join Together to Raise Awareness and Provide Educational Resources for Age-Related Macular Degneration

Social Media Campaign and SightMatters.com Provide People with AMD and Caregivers with Educational Information, AMD Action Plan and More Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business, and Prevent Blindness are collaborating throughout the month of February for the fifth consecutive year to raise awareness of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), one of the leading

Glaucoma Sneak Thief of Sight Continues to Affect Vision of Millions of Americans

Prevent Blindness provides free resources to the public for January’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month According to estimates from the Prevent Blindness report, “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” more than 3.2 million Americans ages 40 and over have glaucoma in the year 2020. The number is expected to increase as

Congress Passes FY2020 Appropriations Legislation

Congress has passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations legislation for programs and agencies within the Departments of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and National Eye Institute (NEI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The legislation includes an overall increase

House Passes Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation (H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019) that seeks to lower prescription drug costs through a variety of changes to the Medicare program. The legislation projects cost savings of $456 billion over 10 years. Based on these savings, the legislation includes provisions to expand

An Estimated 184,000 Children Under the Age of 15 Sent to the Emergency Room for Toy-related Injuries

Prevent Blindness Declares December as Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month to Help Shoppers Choose the Safest Gifts for Children Last year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a report stating there were an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments. Forty-four percent of the estimated injuries were to the