Prevent Blindness Celebrates World Sight Day by Encouraging Members of Public to “Be A Visionary” and Advocate for Vision and Eye Health Programs

Global World Sight Day Observance Helps to Put Eye Health and Eyecare into Focus Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety nonprofit organization, is participating in World Sight Day, an annual day of awareness designed to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment, by promoting advocacy efforts that seek to make vision

Our Hope to Be Seen: Voting and Vision Impairment

Exercising the right to vote can be fraught with difficulties for people living with vision impairment. by Julie Grutzmacher, Director of National Collaboration and Engagement, Prevent Blindness “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Larry quotes Helen Keller to me and shares his goal: to help people like himself,

Fight for Sight and Prevent Blindness Announce Recipient of the 2020 Joanne Angle Public Health Award

Research Grant Awarded to Angela R. Elam, MD, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan Fight for Sight, the first nonprofit organization in the United States to promote eye research, and Prevent Blindness announced today the recipient of the 2020 Joanne Angle Public Health Award as Angela R. Elam, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual

October Declared as Contact Lens Safety Month by Prevent Blindness to Provide Public with Information on How to Keep Eyes Healthy

Improper Contact Lens Use May Cause Painful Eye Infections, Including Keratitis, Which Could Result in Vision Loss or Blindness Because an estimated 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Prevent Blindness has declared October as Contact Lens Safety Month. Contact lenses are classified as

Responsum Health and Prevent Blindness Launch Innovative Glaucoma Platform

Today, Responsum Health (Responsum), an innovative developer of personalized patient apps and chronic disease knowledge communities, and Prevent Blindness, the leading voluntary eye health and safety organization in the U.S., announced the launch of an online knowledge platform for patients with glaucoma. The platform, called The Glaucoma Community, can be accessed for free via web

Prevent Blindness to Kick Off Virtual Persons of Vision Award Event Honoring VSP Global

Annual award celebration to be held in a series of online activities throughout September Prevent Blindness announced today that the 2020 Persons of Vision Award ceremony, honoring VSP Global, will be held through a series of virtual celebrations in September. The Prevent Blindness Persons of Vision Award recognizes an individual, corporation and/or organization whose inspired

Update for Eye Care Patients Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

Eye care providers in states and regions are opening up. As you visit your eye care provider for routine eye care, urgent or emergency care, please refer to the following updates for further information: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cms.gov/files/document/covid-what-patients-should-know-about-seeking-health-care.pdf American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO): https://www.aao.org/eye-health/coronavirus American Optometric Association (AOA): https://www.aoa.org/covid-19/covid-19-latest-updates?sso=y Eye care

National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health Publishes Considerations for Children’s Vision Screening Programs During the Covid-19 Pandemic

As schools, Head Start/Early Head Start, and early care and education programs reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, practices that occurred routinely for decades must be reconsidered and redesigned to prevent the spread of the virus among children and staff, and ultimately, the community. Vision screening is one of many services that meet critical needs of

Prevent Blindness Statement on Trump Administration’s “Most Favored Nation” Executive Order

Recently, President Trump issued a series of Executive Orders that aim to lower prescription drug costs, including an Executive Order that is similar to the Administration’s 2018 proposed “International Pricing Index Model for Medicare Part B Drugs.” While the White House has yet to release specific details about this new effort, the Administration has signaled