Date: July 16, 2019
Location: Washington, D.C.
Eyes on Capitol Hill is also held in conjunction with Prevent Blindness’s annual National Summit on vision and eye health.
Each year, patient advocates from around the country come to Washington, DC to meet with legislators and their staff to discuss the importance of vision and eye health. This one-day advocacy event, Eyes on Capitol Hill, gives advocates the opportunity to educate Congress about the challenges Americans face accessing vision and eye care, stress the importance of early intervention in order to prevent eye diseases from progressing, and highlight the federal programs that help promote our nation’s vision and eye health. Prevent Blindness advocates and state-based affiliates together bring their personal stories to Capitol Hill to ensure that Congress continues to fight for the eye care needs of their constituents and work toward policies that keep Americans living, working, learning, and playing throughout their lives with clear, healthy eyesight.