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Virtual Workshop: Public Health and Research Applications of the CDC’s Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System (VEHSS)

Virtual Workshop: Public Health and Research Applications of the CDC’s Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System (VEHSS) Prevent Blindness will be hosting a FREE virtual workshop on the Public Health and Research Applications of the CDC’s Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System (VEHSS). This workshop will focus on how to use the CDC’s VEHSS and how

Bausch + Lomb and Prevent Blindness Launch Educational Campaign During Cataract Awareness Month

Organizations Also Launch Social Media Donation Program to Support Prevent Blindness and Broaden Patients’ Access to Cataract Surgery and Care During June’s Cataract Awareness Month Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business, and Prevent Blindness today are joining forces during Cataract Awareness Month in June to educate the public and raise awareness of

Prevalence of Visual Acuity Loss or Blindness in the U.S.

Vision loss and blindness can affect anyone
The Prevalence of Visual Acuity Loss or Blindness in the United States study provides analysis of data by age, sex, race and ethnicity, institutionalized, not institutionalized, and geographic region. This study has shown substantially more people with visual acuity loss and blindness than previously published. Read the Prevalence of Visual Acuity Loss or Blindness Report 

Sixteenth Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill Advocacy Event

Annual Event Allows Constituents to Meet with Policymakers to Help Promote Vision and Eye Health Programs and Funding Prevent Blindness will be holding its sixteenth annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” advocacy event, held virtually this year, on Wed., Feb. 24 and Thurs., Feb. 25, 2021. The program brings together patients, caregivers, public health workers, and

FDA Authority to Help Prevent Drug Shortages for Patients with Eye Diseases & Other Conditions

How the FDA Can Help Prevent Drug Shortages Without Disrupting COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing The U.S. government and Operation Warp Speed are in the process of producing and distributing COVID-19 vaccines. While this vast private/public program is moving as quickly as possible to bring vaccines to Americans and end the pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug

October Declared as Contact Lens Safety Month by Prevent Blindness to Provide Public with Information on How to Keep Eyes Healthy

Improper Contact Lens Use May Cause Painful Eye Infections, Including Keratitis, Which Could Result in Vision Loss or Blindness Because an estimated 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Prevent Blindness has declared October as Contact Lens Safety Month. Contact lenses are classified as

Children’s Vision Screening During Distancing

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness is collaborating with national partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the NCCVEH Advisory Committee, to develop guidance for implementation of vision and eye health program administration during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance will address screening

Advocacy Initiatives

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Prevent Blindness is dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight by advancing the full spectrum of vision care and eye health. Research has shown that the prevalence and associated cost of vision problems are expected to increase dramatically for the foreseeable future. It is the goal of Prevent Blindness to align federal policy to slow

Fifteenth Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill Advocacy Event

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Volunteers to Advocate to Nation’s Leaders on the Need to Provide Support, Funding for Vision and Eye Health Programs and Services Prevent Blindness will be holding its fifteenth annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” advocacy day on Wed., Feb. 26, 2020, in Washington, D.C.  The annual program provides those from across the United States the opportunity to