We need your help! Congress is currently working on funding for vision and eye health programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, which begins this October. During this critical time, Congress needs to hear from YOU, the Eye Care Action Network (Eye CAN), in support of vision and eye health programs that preserve sight and prevent blindness!
Prevent Blindness America is working diligently to secure FY 2013 funding for sight-saving programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National Eye Institute. An estimated 80 million Americans have a potentially blinding eye disease, 3 million have low vision, 1.1 million are legally blind, and 200,000 are more severely visually impaired. While vision impairment and blindness are among the most feared disabilities, effective public health initiatives can dramatically decrease these numbers.
Be a voice for vision! Email your Members of Congress and ask them to join with us in support of vision and eye health!