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

Prevent Blindness Declares Fourth Annual Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Genetic Testing Week as May 15-21

National nonprofit organization Prevent Blindness provides patients, care partners and healthcare professionals, with information and materials on IRDs and genetic testing Prevent Blindness has declared May 15-21, 2023, as the fourth annual “Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Genetic Testing Week.” An IRD is a genetic disorder that can cause severe vision loss or even blindness. IRDs

Onward Clinical Trial for Geographic Atrophy (GA)

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with an advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) called geographic atrophy (GA), you may be interested in learning about a new clinical research study. Doctors and researchers want to see if an investigational medicine called danicopan [da-NIH-co-pan] can safely help slow or stop this

Prevent Blindness Declares May as Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month to Educate Public on Dangers to Eyes from UV Exposure

Prevent Blindness offers free informational resources to help protect eyes, vision from potentially damaging ultraviolet rays Prevent Blindness has declared May as Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month. As many Americans begin to prepare for Memorial Day weekend and spending time outdoors in the warmer weather, the group provides educational materials on the possible negative effects of

The Most Urgent Voice in Eye Research -The Patient’s

JAMA Ophthalmology has published a new article by Jeff Todd, Prevent Blindness President and CEO and Kira Baldonado, MPH, Prevent Blindness Vice President of Public Health and Policy.  The Most Urgent Voice in Eye Research—The Patient’s, addresses the importance of engaging patients early and often across the research development timeline for new medicines and treatments.