Prevent Blindness Names Five New Members to National Board of Directors, Elects New Board Secretary and Treasurer

Prevent Blindness has named five new members to its Board of Directors. New members include Mary Blankenship Pointer, senior vice president, Frontier State Bank; Pete Lothes, chief operating officer, The Fielmann Group; Matt MacDonald, president and global head of managed care, EyeMed Vision Care; Wanda Montalvo, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of evidence-based and integration strategy,

Prevent Blindness Declares Fourth Annual Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness Week as Nov. 13-19, 2023

Prevent Blindness provides free educational materials on Thyroid Eye Disease, including new Focus on Eye Health Export series episode, and debuts online art gallery from participants in the Prevent Blindness Art Therapy program Prevent Blindness has declared Nov. 13-19, 2023, as its fourth annual “Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness (TED) Week.” TED, also known as Graves’ Eye

Prevent Blindness Provides Informational Resources to Professionals and the Public for November’s Diabetes-related Eye Disease Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness is Offering Videos, Fact Sheets, Social Media Graphics and PowerPoint Presentations to Educate Public on the Potential Effects that Diabetes May Have on Vision A recent study, “Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy in the US in 2021,” estimated that more than 26 percent of people with diabetes had diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy, the most

Prevent Blindness Joins 2023 World Sight Day Global Initiative to “Love Your Eyes at Work,” Calling on Employers, Insurers, and Policy Makers to Consider How They Can Contribute to Improved Access to Vision and Eye Health Care

Prevent Blindness to Kick Off World Sight Day Activities with a Reception on Capitol Hill, and Hold Series of Vision Screening and Eye Health Education Events with Prevent Blindness Affiliates Across the Country to Promote the Theme, “Love Your Eyes at Work” Prevent Blindness is once again joining the International Agency for the Prevention of

Award-Winning Actress, Dancer and Director Debbie Allen Joins Prevent Blindness and Regeneron to Launch the Gr8 Eye Movement and Raise Awareness of Serious Retinal Diseases

New survey shows that 95% of adults at risk for certain retinal diseases know a little or nothing about them Allen hopes her story will help raise awareness and encourage those at risk to regularly prioritize their eye health Award-winning actress, dancer and director Debbie Allen joins Prevent Blindness and Regeneron today to launch the

New Data from Prevent Blindness Shows More than 32,000 Sports-related Eye Injuries were Treated Last Year, an almost 20 Percent Increase Over the Previous Year

Prevent Blindness Declares September as Sports Eye Safety Month to Educate Public on the Risk of Significant Eye Injuries and the Need for the Proper Sports Eye Protection New annual data from Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading eye health nonprofit organization, shows that there were more than 32,000 sports-related eye injuries treated in the United

Prevent Blindness urges enhanced role for vision and eye health in first major opportunity to change Older Americans Act program regulations since 1988

The Administration for Community Living, which administers programs under the Older Americans Act (OAA) recently issued a proposed rule to update several aspects of the OAA. This is the first time that the program would see significant changes since 1988. The proposals were based in part on several aspects of a stakeholder request for information issued in 2022, to