Date: June 28, 2017

Location: The National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

7:30am – 3:30pm

Registration is free, but seating is limited. Register Today!


About the Event

Prevent Blindness will host the sixth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on June 28, 2017, from 7:30am-3:30pm at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The Summit will include a variety of presentations related to this year’s theme, "What’s in Sight?”  

Expected attendees include patient advocates, community-based organizations, national vision and eye health organizations, government agencies, and policymakers. Follow the event on Twitter at #eyesummit.

In response to the recent release of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Report, “Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative:  Vision for Tomorrow,” the agenda will feature discussions around key pillars of public health such as health policy, surveillance, health promotion, and state/community programs.


The agenda is currently being finalized but will include the following topics:

  • Moving Forward from NASEM Report
  • Establishing a Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System for the Nation
  • Children’s Vision and Eye Care: Coverage, Communities, and Accountability
  • Health promotion, awareness and education
  • Spotlights of States Engaging in Eye Health
  • Eyes on the Hill:  Reflections on the First Six Months
  • Remarks from the 2017 Recipient of the Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health 


Thanks to our 2017 Focus on Eye Health National Summit Sponsors:


Lighthouse Guild International
National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health
NORC at the University of Chicago*
The Vision Council


Alliance for Aging Research
Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR)
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Association for Researchers in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 
BrightFocus Foundation
The EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
The Foundation Fighting Blindness
Lions Clubs International
Vision 2020 USA
Vision Impact Institute

*Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

To inquire about summit sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nita Patel Sinha,