Prevent Blindness America’s Diabetic Eye Disease Educator Course is now available for continuing education credit through the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).
According to a new study just published in the journal Ophthalmology, the economic burden of vision loss and eye disorders among the U.S. population younger than 40 years of age was $27.5 billion in 2012 (this represents $5.9 billion for children and $21.6 billion for adults aged 18-39). http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(13)00114-0/abstract
CHICAGO(April 26, 2013) – The Sixth Annual Prevent Blindness America Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev.
Prevent Blindness America Educates Public as Part of May’s UV Awareness Month
The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health has developed two new fact sheets in partnership with the National Center for Medical Home Implementation. One fact sheet is targeted to providers supporting their role for healthy vision for children as a part of a medical home and the second is a fact sheet for families and how they can keep their child’s eyes healthy.
CHICAGO (March26, 2013) – Among the many differences between men and women’s health, women are more susceptible to vision impairment. Of the 4.1 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind, 2.6 million are women.
Prevent Blindness America Announces the Second Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit
CHICAGO (March 19, 2013) – Building on the success of last year’s inaugural “Focus on Eye Health National Summit,” Prevent Blindness America and its partners announce the second annual Summit, set to take place on Tues., June 18, 2013. The event, which highlights advances in vision and public health, will take place from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC.
Prevent Blindness America Urges Players to Use Proper Eye Protection While Competing in College Basketball Tournament
Prevent Blindness America will host the second annual “Focus on Eye Health National Summit” on June 18, 2013 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. Register Online
Prevent Blindness America Offers Information on Keeping the Eyes Healthy at Work
CHICAGO (Feb. 14, 2013)– With an ever-increasing number of consumers relying on technology and gadgets as part of their daily life, the number of those at risk for eye strain and its effects also continues to rise. Increasing use of smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs may expose the eyes to strain from long, uninterrupted focus on video screens.
PBA hosts Focus on Vision: Eye Health and the Federal Government briefing
On Tuesday, January 29th, PBA hosted Focus on Vision: Eye Health and the Federal Government on Capitol Hill. The briefing was intended to introduce new Members of Congress and their staff to the basics of vision and eye health, and the work of the federal agencies to support this area. The briefing was sponsored by Sucampo Pharmaceutical, Inc., a new PBA supporter, and the Congressional Vision Caucus.
Gala Event Nets $115,000 to Support Mission of Prevent Blindness America
CHICAGO(Jan. 31, 2013)– More than 2 million Americans, ages 50 and over, have AMD, a 25 percent increase from the last decade, according to the 2012 Vision Problems in the U.S. report from Prevent Blindness America. And, AMD is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness for those ages 65 and older.