Our mission is to prevent blindness and preserve sight.
Successfully led legislation that virtually eliminated a leading cause of blindness in infants, called ophthalmia neonatorum.
The first annual Eyes on Capitol Hill campaign brought more than 100 patients and vision advocates to Washington, D.C. to discuss eye health policies with legislators.
Founded the ASPECT (Advocacy, Support, Perspective, Empowerment, Communication, and Training) Patient Engagement Program at Prevent Blindness was founded to equip participants with knowledge, skills, and confidence to become advocates for vision and eye health- at the individual, peer-to-peer, community, state, and/or national levels.
The annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit has become a key venue to elevate the national dialogue around vision and significant public health issues such as surveillance, access, prevention messaging, service integration, and program development and replication. It’s also been a strong springboard to release important new public health information, including prevalence and forecasting data and discuss a range of population health advocacy issues and research opportunities relating to eyes and vision.