Prevent Blindness America’s News

Since 1908, Prevent Blindness America has been the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization with the sole mission of preventing blindness and preserving sight.

Prevent Blindness America Holds Sixth Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill Event

The program provides vision health advocates the opportunity to meet with Congressional policymakers to discuss the importance of eye and vision services and funding.

Prevent Blindness America Issues White Paper on “UV and Our Nation’s Vision”

This new report captures discussions from the UV Congressional Briefing, and urges lawmakers to make UV eye protection a national health priority.

Prevent Blindness America Provides Chicago Public School Students with Eye Health Curriculum

Free school materials help children learn about eye anatomy and the importance of eye care.

Prevent Blindness America Applauds White House for Declaring “Save Your Vision” Week

President Obama highlights the important role of eye exams, vision screenings, and UV protection to ensure healthy vision.

Program Provides Employers with Free Tool to Educate Workers on the Importance of Eye Health

Prevent Blindness America offers Healthy Eyes Vision Wellness Program to companies concerned about their employee’s overall health.

Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?

Take our Adult Vision Risk Assessment.

Reserve Your Spot Today for the Prevent Blindness America Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament at Vision Expo West

Prevent Blindness America will be holding its 4th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament at Vision Expo West.  The outing will be held on Sept. 21, 2011 at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas.  All proceeds from the event will go to support our sight-saving programs.  Chairing the Swing Fore Sight planning committee is Dave Pierson, president and CEO of Refac Optical Group, with Henry Shyer, vice chairman of Zyloware Eyewear serving as honorary co-chair.  Transitions Optical, Inc. will once again be serving as presenting sponsor.  For more information on signing up, joining the planning committee, or how to become an event sponsor, please contact Jacinda Adams at 800-331-2010 or

Eighth Annual Investigator Award Call for Entries

The Prevent Blindness America Investigator Awards are research grants awarded to science-based research projects that seek to put an end to unnecessary vision loss and blindness.

More Prevent Blindness News From Around the Country

Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic Swing for Sight Golf Classic

For 20 years Virginia’s most prominent businesses and community leaders have been supporting the work of Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic through their participation in the Swing for Sight Golf Classic.  This Richmond tradition helps our school-based vision screening programs reach almost 400,0000 children each year.  This year’s tournament will be held Monday, June 13 and will take place on both courses at the beautiful Hermitage Country Club in Goochland, VA.

Davis Vision Launches New Partnership With Prevent Blindness Ohio

Davis Vision, Prevent Blindness Ohio and Summa Hospital’s Ophthalmology Department announce the launch of an ongoing community partnership to provide qualified Akron area residents in need with free vision care services.

Prevent Blindness Texas Holds Second Annual Houston Eye Ball

Prevent Blindness Texas held its second annual Houston Eye Ball on Friday, Feb. 11th at the Omni Houston Hotel. The 2011 Eye Ball honored Lynn Wyatt and her brother Robert Sakowitz and recognized the memory and long time commitment of their mother, Ann B. Sakowitz, of improving the community we live in and in particular supporting efforts to prevent blindness and save sight.


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