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Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Medical Studies, Prevent Blindness

Eye Problems That Are Detected and Treated Early Can Help Kids in the Classroom and Beyond

As children in most parts of the country head back to school, Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest non-profit eye health and safety group, asks all parents and caregivers to set their child on…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Medical Studies, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Offers Free Information to Protect Eyes During Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Across North America on Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible to millions of people. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a solar eclipse occurs wh…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Health Care, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness to Hold Annual 'Eyes on Capitol Hill' Event, June 27

Prevent Blindness will be holding its eleventh annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” advocacy day on June 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Since 2006, Prevent Blindness and its affiliates have brough…

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Friday, June 09, 2017 | Health Care, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Sends Coalition Letter to Senate Regarding EHB

This week, Prevent Blindness sent a letter, signed by 101 vision and eye health organizations, to the United States Senate ahead of its work in drafting companion legislation to the House-passed Ameri…

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Monday, June 05, 2017 | Awards, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Announces Recipient of Fourteenth Annual Joanne Angle Investigator Award

Prevent Blindness announced the recipient of its 2017 Joanne Angle Investigator Award as Brian J. Song, MD, MPH, at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard …

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Medical Studies, Prevent Blindness

Cataract Rates Continue to Increase, Remains Leading Global Cause of Blindness

Cataract is responsible for 51 percent of world blindness, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States, the current number of those with cataract is estimated to be more than 25.7…

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017 | Awards, Prevent Blindness

Call for Nominations for the 2017 "Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award"

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness has issued the call for nominations for the third annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Visi…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Prevent Blindness

April Declared Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month

More women than men have eye disease, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma. According to the Prevent Blindness study, "The Future of Vision: Forecasting the P…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Health Care, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Urges Secretary Price to Prioritize Eye and Vision Health

In a letter to the newly confirmed US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price, Prevent Blindness urged the secretary to prioritize adult and children’s vision health in co…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Blindness, Partnerships, Allergan, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness and Allergan Work Together Through 'See America' to Promote Healthy Vision

Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety group, and Allergan, a global leader in eye care for nearly 70 years, have embarked on a joint effort to promote healthy vi…

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Thursday, February 02, 2017 | Partnerships, Bausch+Lomb, Prevent Blindness

Bausch + Lomb and Prevent Blindness Urge Americans to Fight for Their Sight

Bausch + Lomb is partnering with Prevent Blindness for the second year in a row to urge patients to join the fight for their sight during age-related macular degeneration (AMD) awareness month. This y…

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Friday, January 20, 2017 | Blindness, Partnerships, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness and See Now Partner to Stop Growing Number of People Living with Preventable Vision Loss

Prevent Blindness, in partnership with See Now, is taking the campaign to end avoidable blindness in the United States to congressional leaders in an effort to stop the growing number of people living…

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017 | Awards, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Announces Call for Applications for the 2017 Joanne Angle Investigator Award

Prevent Blindness is announcing the call for applications for its 2017 Joanne Angle Investigator Award, which is a grant provided annually to a public health research project that seeks to put an end …

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Monday, December 19, 2016 | Medical Studies, MIGS, Prevent Blindness

Number of Glaucoma Cases Projected to Increase Significantly Due To Aging US Population, Prevent Blindness Offers Free Educational Resources

Glaucoma currently affects nearly 3 million people ages 40 and older, according to the Prevent Blindness report, “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems.&rdquo…

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Thursday, December 01, 2016 | Awards, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Announces Call for Nominations for Second Annual Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

Prevent Blindness is issuing a call for nominations for the 2017 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health, which recognizes an individual, team, or organization that has made an …

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