Prevent Blindness free resources for AMD & Low Vision Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness, Provides Free Resources on AMD and Low Vision Including Dedicated Webpages, Fact Sheets, New Spanish-language Graphics, An Interactive Patient Guide, and More As part of February’s Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month, Prevent Blindness is offering free resources to the public to help educate and empower individuals, and their care

Prevent Blindness supports UN Special Envoy on Vision appointment

Prevent Blindness supports the appointment of a Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Vision to the United Nations Today, Prevent Blindness has requested that Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, join us in calling for this appointment. In 2021, the UN General Assembly adopted the first-ever “Vision for Everyone” resolution to

PB seeks nominations for 2023 Jenny Pomeroy & Rising Visionary Awards

Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health, and Rising Visionary Award Recipients to be presented awards at the 12th Annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health Summit, July 12 and 13 Prevent Blindness is issuing the call for nominations for the “2023 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health,” and

Prevent Blindness joins Glaucoma Community for Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness offers a variety of free glaucoma educational resources, including “The Glaucoma Community,” to patients with the eye disease and their caregivers As part of January’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month, Prevent Blindness is offering a wide variety of free resources to help glaucoma patients and their caregivers find the support they need to address

Prevent Blindness Geographic Atrophy Awareness Week Dec. 5-11, 2022

Prevent Blindness Provides Educational Resources for Patients and Healthcare Professionals for Geographic Atrophy, an Advanced Form of Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration Prevent Blindness is announcing the second annual Geographic Atrophy (GA) Awareness Week as Dec. 5-11, 2022. GA is an advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which affects central vision. GA can lead

Prevent Blindness Declares TED Awareness Week Nov. 14-20, 2022

Prevent Blindness to provide TED educational materials, promote awareness, and offer unique Art Therapy program for patients and care partners Prevent Blindness has declared Nov. 14-20, 2022, as its third annual “Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness (TED) Week.” TED, sometimes called Graves’ ophthalmopathy or Graves’ Eye Disease, is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system causes inflammation and

Prevent Blindness Names Jim McGrann Chair, Adds New Board Members

Jim McGrann, CEO of PECAA, Officially Appointed Chair of the Prevent Blindness Board of Directors, While Susan A. Primo, OD, MPH, FAAO, Emory Eye Center, and Emory University School of Medicine, and Susan L. Stone, MBA, SLStone Consulting, LLC, Join the Board as New Members Prevent Blindness has announced that Jim McGrann, CEO of Professional

New study finds higher AMD prevalence & high county variation

New study from leading researchers at NORC at the University of Chicago, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Michigan, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows higher prevalence rates of AMD, a leading cause of vision loss in the United States A new study “The Prevalence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

PB Revamps, Expands its “Living Well With Low Vision” Online Resource

Living Well With Low Vision Has Been Redesigned and Updated to Better Serve the Millions of People with Low Vision, their Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals To provide comprehensive information and a user-friendly experience to the millions of low vision patients, their caregivers, and healthcare professionals, Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading eye health and safety nonprofit