Prevent Blindness

Are you aware of the available resources for AMD?Since February is designated Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness month. For healthcare providers, there are numerous resources available to help promote awareness to patients and to encourage patients to continue (or start) annual visual exams.
Stressing the need for child vision screenings
Stressing the need for child vision screeningsAs parents and educators around the country are preparing this August for “Back to School” season, it is also Child’s Eye Health and Safety Month, serving as a reminder for parents, educators, and eye-care providers of the importance of vision screening for children. Plus, a new device may help specialists properly diagnose viral or bacteria pink eye in their pediatric patients.
Experts issue new vision screening recommendations for children ages 3 to 5 yearsThe National Expert Panel to the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness has issued new recommendations to provide an evidence-based approach to screening children from 36 months to 72 months old.
Report: Eye disease annual costs to reach $717 billion by 2050As the American population ages, the number of those with eye diseases and vision problems will continue to increase. According to a report released Wednesday by Prevent Blindness, the annual costs related to eye disease will reach more than $384 billion in 2032 and $717 billion in 2050.
Prevent Blindness declares May as UV Awareness MonthPrevent Blindness has declared May as UV Awareness Month to help educate the public on the dangers of UV and offers steps to take to protect vision today and in the future.
Prevent Blindness encourages workplace eye wellnessIn response to a recent study by the Vision Council which found that close to 70% of American adults experience some form of digital eyestrain, Prevent Blindness has declared March Workplace Eye Wellness Month.
Prevent Blindness accepting investigator award applicationsPrevent Blindness is now accepting applications for its 2014 Joanne Angle Investigator Award.
Save the date: 2014 Focus on Eye Health National SummitThe third annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit is scheduled for June 18, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Prevent Blindness declares January National Glaucoma Awareness MonthPrevent Blindness and other eye health organizations have declared January as National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Prevent Blindness seeks to educate the public on the second leading cause of blindness, following cataracts, by providing free resources via online or by mail through its Glaucoma Learning Center.