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Call for Nominations Issued for 2022 Prevent Blindness Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health and Rising Visionary Award

Recipients to formally accept awards at the 11th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit in July Prevent Blindness is issuing the call for nominations for the “2022 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health,” and the third annual “Rising Visionary Award.” Both the awards will be formally presented at the 11th

The Vision Integration Library is Officially Open!

This new resource is designed to help programs integrate vision and eye health into their work. The Vision Integration Library, housed at the Center for Vision and Population Health at Prevent Blindness, is a compilation of current vision and eye health resources that can be used by healthcare, public health, and community service providers. It is

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

Call for Applications to the Prevent Blindness A.S.P.E.C.T. Patient Engagement Program

Call for Applications The application period is now open for all who wish to participate in the A.S.P.E.C.T. (Advocacy, Support, Perspective, Empowerment, Communication, and Training) Patient Empowerment Program at Prevent Blindness. We are recruiting individuals with vision impairment or blindness as well as allies (i.e. loved ones, nonprofit representatives, multidisciplinary clinicians, and researchers). The program aims to

Our Hope to Be Seen

Exercising the right to vote can be fraught with difficulties for people living with vision impairment. “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Larry quotes Helen Keller to me and shares his goal: to help people like himself, African Americans with vision impairment or blindness. Larry, in his 50’s,

NACDD February 2020 General Member Webinar – Building Public Health Capacity to Enhance Vision and Eye Health

Vision health is critically important for all aspects of a person’s life, including physical health, social engagement, education, employment, and socioeconomic position. Reduced vision affects a person’s ability to perform daily activities and increases a person’s risk of other health problems and premature death. It can also cause economic stress on individuals and society from

Center for Vision and Population Health Welcomes New Advisory Committee Members

Diverse Stakeholders Convene to Elevate Vision and Quality of Life Prevent Blindness has announced the appointment of its new Advisory Committee Members for the Center for Vision and Population Health at Prevent Blindness (CVPH). The CVPH was established in December 2018 as a national coordinating body for effective practices, state-level technical assistance, and programmatic interventions. This

Prevent Blindness Establishes Center for Vision and Population Health

Paper Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology Addresses Need to Coordinate National Eye Health Efforts Healthy vision can be a key component to independence and well-being for people of all ages.  However barriers such as poor access to eye care, lack of insurance coverage, and inconsistent policies for eye health can

Important Message to Eye Care Patients Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

For everyone’s health and safety, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other doctors are being urged to see only patients for urgent or emergent problems during the coronavirus pandemic. This is important for two reasons: To limit contact between patients and staff in offices, waiting rooms, exams rooms, and surgical facilities to reduce the spread of the coronavirus;