The Congressional Vision Caucus (CVC) is a bipartisan coalition of Congressional Members dedicated to strengthening and stimulating a national dialogue and policy on vision-related problems and disabilities. Prevent Blindness was instrumental in the initial formation of the caucus and works closely with its members today.

The CVC, co-chaired by Rep. Gene Green (D-TX), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Rep. David Price (D-NC), and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), has three priority areas of focus: research, prevention/public health, and access to treatment and rehabilitation.

The CVC Mission Statement

The mission of the CVC is to set forth a national vision strategy to raise awareness about the increasing number of Americans at risk for age-related diseases; provide better understanding of the personal risk of vision loss and stress the importance of necessary steps to preserve and protect eyesight; inform communities so that they may prepare the treatment and rehabilitation services that will be needed; educate Members of Congress so they comprehend the scope of eye problems in our country; and ensure adequate resources are directed towards the research, prevention and treatment of eye disease.

Co-Chairs

Rep. Gene Green
Rep. Gene Green
Rep. David Price
Rep. David Price
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Rep. Steve Stivers
Rep. Steve Stivers

Caucus Members

Rep. Louis Barletta (PA)

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL)

Rep. Sanford Bishop (GA)

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN)

Sen. John Boozman (AR)

Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH)

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC)

Rep. Michael Capuano (MA)

Rep. André Carson (IN)  

Rep. Steve Chabot (OH) 

Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA)

Rep. Jim Cooper (TN)

Rep. Rick Crawford (AR)

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (MD)

Rep. Danny K. Davis (IL)

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR)

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX)  

Rep. John Duncan (TN)

Rep. Eliot Engel (NY)

Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA)

Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH)

Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ)

Rep. Brian Higgins (NY)

Rep. Jared Huffman (CA)

Rep. Darrell Issa (CA)

Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX)

Rep. Bill Johnson (OH)

Rep. Hank Johnson (GA)

Rep. Walter B. Jones (NC)

Rep. David Joyce (OH)

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH)

Rep. Joe P. Kennedy (MA)

Rep. Ron Kind (WI)

Rep. Steve King (IA)

Rep. Barbara Lee (CA)

Rep. John Lewis (GA)

Rep. Daniel Lipinski (IL)

Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA)

Rep. Nita Lowey (NY)

Rep. Frank Lucas (OK)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY)

Sen. Ed Markey (MA)

Rep. Frank Pallone (NJ)

Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ)

Rep. Donald Payne (NJ)

Rep. Collin Peterson (MN)

Rep. Mark Pocan (WI)

Rep. Bobby L. Rush (IL)

Rep. Tim Ryan (OH)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL)

Rep. David Scott (GA)

Rep. Pete Sessions (TX)

Rep. Bill Shuster (PA)

Rep. Mike Simpson (ID)

Rep. Louise Slaughter (NY)

Rep. Chris Smith (NJ)

Rep. Patrick Tiberi (OH)

Rep. Michael R. Turner (OH)

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (MD)

Rep. John Yarmuth (KY)