Children’s Vision Screening During Distancing

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness is collaborating with national partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the NCCVEH Advisory Committee, to develop guidance for implementation of vision and eye health program administration during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance will address screening

Prevent Blindness Announces Recipients of 2020 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health, and Rising Visionary Award

Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the “2020 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health,” as the Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program (CVRP) at West Virginia University. The recipient of the inaugural “Rising Visionary Award” is Araba Otoo, third-year optometry student, at The Ohio State University.  Both award recipients will have the

Prevent Blindness Unveils New Brand Identity, Logo and Website

National non-profit to incorporate new look into forthcoming “Be a Visionary” campaign, designed to encourage support of its sight-saving programs Prevent Blindness announced today the launch of its new brand identity, logo, and website. The new look will be integrated in the organization's future "Be a Visionary" campaign: a call to action to join in

2020 Bonnie Strickland 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 sixth annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.” The award recognizes significant efforts by an individual or group of

New Educational Resources on Inherited Retinal Diseases, Importance of Genetic Testing and Services

Prevent Blindness declares Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Genetic Testing Week, May 17-23, in effort to provide new educational resources to public In order to help patients with Inherited Retinal Diseases (IRDs) receive an accurate diagnosis through genetic testing, Prevent Blindness is embarking on a new awareness initiative to educate the public on IRDs, a group of genetic disorders

Flattening the InAccessibility Curve

Prevent Blindness has partnered with organizations and companies in a collaborative project to collect data and information about the experiences of individuals who are blind or are visually impaired during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the lives of those with visual impairments and to identify solutions

Important Message to Eye Care Patients Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

CMS has issued a patient guide for beneficiaries seeking non-COVID care: Re-Opening America: What Patients Should Know About Seeking Healthcare  For everyone’s health and safety, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other doctors are being urged to see only patients for urgent or emergent problems during the coronavirus pandemic. This is important for two reasons: To limit contact

Meet Charlotte – A True Success Story

Charlotte is one of the many success stories that we receive each month from parents, nurses, and caregivers.  We hear a similar story to hers routinely, and this proves that vision screenings absolutely change lives.  Charlotte didn’t have any visible symptoms or family history of a vision problem at all.  A Prevent Blindness North Carolina screening

Free Resources to Employers and Employees to Help Keep Vision Healthy

Prevent Blindness Declares March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month to Help Protect Employee Vision According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 2000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment a day. About one third of the injuries are treated in hospital emergency departments, and more than 100 of