Dr. Jacqueline Herd, DNP, RN, Joins Prevent Blindness Board of Directors

Prevent Blindness welcomes Jacqueline Herd, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE to its National Board of Directors Prevent Blindness has announced that Dr. Jacqueline Herd, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Chief Clinical Officer at Odyssey Clinical Leadership Consulting, LLC, has been named to the Prevent Blindness Board of Directors. The vote was held at the 2022 Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness applauds proposed $2.5 million funding level for CDC’s Vision and Eye Health program in FY2023 House Labor-HHS-Ed. appropriations legislation

Today, the House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations legislation for programs in the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education. The legislation includes a proposed funding increase of $1 million over the Fiscal Year 2022 funding level of $1.5 million for vision and eye health the Centers for

Samsara Vision to Initiate a U.S. PMA Supplemental Study of the SING IMT™, a New-Generation Technology for Age- Related Macular Degeneration

Samsara Vision, a company focused on bringing vision and freedom back to patients with late-stage, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) through advanced visual prosthetic devices, today announced FDA approval to initiate a U.S.-based, PMA supplemental study to evaluate improvements in visual acuity and the safety of its SING IMT™ (Smaller-Incision New-Generation Implantable Miniature Telescope) in people

July Declared as Dry Eye Awareness Month by Prevent Blindness to Increase Awareness and Education on Condition that Affects Vision, Mental Health

Prevent Blindness Offers Fact Sheets, Graphics, Video and Web Resource to Educate Public on Dry Eye Symptoms, Treatment Options, and More “Dry eye disease (DED)” is a condition that occurs when tears do not provide adequate lubrication for the eyes. The discomfort that results from dry eyes may affect vision. And, according to the National

Prevent Blindness Declares Second Annual Fireworks Safety Awareness Week as June 28-July 4 to Educate Public on the Dangers of Fireworks

Prevent Blindness Urges Public to Celebrate Independence Day Safely, Leave Fireworks to Competent, Licensed Operators in Authorized Displays Only Prevent Blindness has declared June 28-July 4, 2022 as the Second Annual Fireworks Safety Awareness Week, to help educate the public on the dangers of fireworks. During the week, Prevent Blindness will post messages on its

Call for Nominations Issued for the 2022 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness

Annual, National Award Recognizes Outstanding Public Health Efforts to Improve the Vision Health of Children in the United States The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has issued a call for nominations for the eighth annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.” The highest honor that the NCCVEH

For Cataract Awareness Month in June, Prevent Blindness Provides Educational Information and Resources on the Leading Cause of Vision Loss in the United States

June is Cataract Awareness Month More than half of all Americans age 80 or older either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove cataracts, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that cataract is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and

Prevent Blindness to Host 11th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit, a Two-Day Virtual Event

This year’s Summit will include a variety of presentations related to the theme, “Eye-conic Approaches to Eye Health,” offering simultaneous access to expert presentations; a dedicated exhibitor hall; educational materials, videos, and toolkits; on-demand educational content; and in-platform opportunities for networking and collaboration. This annual event attracts a global audience of patient advocates, community-based and

Prevent Blindness Declares Third Annual Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Genetic Testing Week as May 16-22

Prevent Blindness enters third year of raising awareness and promoting education about inherited retinal diseases and the importance of genetic testing Prevent Blindness has declared May 16-22, 2022 as the third annual “Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Genetic Testing Week.” Educational materials, such as a fact sheet, social media graphics, and a dedicated webpage, are available.

Prevent Blindness to Hold First-Ever ASPECT Patient Advocacy and Engagement Summit in Washington, D.C.

Three-day event to bring together participants and sponsors of the Prevent Blindness ASPECT (Advocacy, Support, Perspective, Empowerment, Communication, and Training) Patient Engagement Program Prevent Blindness will be holding the inaugural ASPECT Patient Advocacy and Engagement Summit, May 9-11, 2022, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Summit will bring together trainees, allies, and