Event Details

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The National Press Club
Washington, D.C. 


Save the Date for the 2017 Focus On Eye Health National Summit: June 28, 2017. 

About the Summit

The 2016 Summit:  Vision to Action - Collaborating Around a National Strategy  

This event 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 data with Vision Problems in The U.S., economic information with Cost of Vision Problems, and forecasting data on the potential future prevalence and costs with The Future of Vision

Expected attendees include patient advocates, community-based organizations, national vision and eye health organizations, government agencies, and potentially some legislative staff. We will also once again host a virtual live-feed teleconference to coincide with the event, allowing for anyone interested to join in from across the country.

Agenda and Presentation Files

Overview of Forthcoming National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Consensus Study on Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health 
View or Download the Presentation File

Evidence-based Health Promotion Interventions for Vision Loss 
View or Download the Presentation File

Prevention and Care of Eye Disease and Impaired Vision  
View or Download the Presentation File

National Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System
View or Download the Presentation File

IRIS Registry: Supporting Clinical Surveillance and Research
View or Download the Presentation File

Presentation from the 2016 Recipient of the Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health
View or Download the Presentation File

Implementing a National Strategy
View or Download the Presentation File

Learn More



The Allergan Foundation

American Academy of Ophthalmology

BrightFocus Foundation


Lighthouse Guild International

National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health

NORC at the University of Chicago


Learn More


You can view the complete archived webcast of the Focus On Eye Health National Summit morning session at the National Press Club on Wednesday, July 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm, ET. Follow the link below to watch the summit.

Learn More