This month, the Vision Health Advocacy Coalition is pleased to highlight Prevent Blindness. The group advocates for people living with a wide range of vision and eye health conditions.
Prevent Blindness serves patients, caregivers, health care professionals, educators and industry leaders across the country. It advocates at the local, state and national levels for strong public policy and funding for vision and eye health programs, provides free educational resources on a variety of eye health and safety topics, conducts certified-vision screening training programs and works with industry partners to provide no-cost eye exams and eyeglasses.
Prevent Blindness hosts educational seminars and workshops throughout the year, stimulating national dialogue on health trends and topics. And through their patient engagement programs, people living with eye conditions, caregivers, and others are equipped with knowledge, skills and confidence to become advocates for vision and eye health.
This year, Prevent Blindness and its National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health are celebrating “The Year of Children’s Vision.” The organization is raising awareness and provide education on how vision critically contributes to a child’s development, specific eye health conditions kids may experience, the role that vision screenings play in the continuum of eye care, and the challenges and inequities that many children face in accessing that care.
“By proactively working with stakeholders in public health and policy, our network of affiliates, partners and volunteers – and with the generous support of the American public – we can continue our century-long mission to end preventable blindness and help to assist those with sight-threatening conditions,” said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “We invite all those interested in helping to improve vision health outcomes across the age spectrum to join us.”
To learn more about Prevent Blindness, please visit PreventBlindness.org. For data and policy information on children’s vision, read the latest National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health report here.