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Extended Exposure to Ultraviolet Rays May Cause Serious Damage to Eyes, Vision

May Declared UV Awareness Month by Prevent Blindness in Effort to Educate Public on Potential Effects of Extended UV Exposure on Eyes Extended exposure ultraviolet (UV) rays can immediately cause damage to eyes, including photokeratitis, also referred to as a “corneal sunburn.”  UV damage to the eyes may also be cumulative, resulting in the development

2020 Bonnie Strickland Award Call for Nominations

Annual Award Recognizes Outstanding Efforts to Improve Eye Health Services for Children in the United States The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has issued the call for nominations for the sixth annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.” The award recognizes significant efforts by an individual or

COVID-19 and Vision Update

We are writing to share resources on children’s vision and eye health during this most difficult time for both families and professionals. Thank you for sharing this message with families, colleagues, and your networks. COVID19 AND THE EYES According to the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html), it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching

Prevent Blindness Urges Women to Make Their Vision Health a Priority Today to Help Protect it for the Future

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              For more information: Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate Dori Jennings (614)270-0746 [email protected]   Prevent Blindness Urges Women to Make Their Vision Health a Priority Today to Help Protect it for the Future –  Prevent Blindness Declares April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month to Educate Public on Ways to

Fy-Eye April 2020

       FY-Eye: April 2020 Upcoming Events Swing for Sight Golf Outing NEW DATE! Monday, August 31, 2020 Ozaukee Country Club Sponsorship opportunities are available! Reserve your foursome today! Upcoming Trainings: Because of COVID-19, our trainings are currently on hold. Aoril Newsletter Articles UW-Madison and Prevent Blindness Wisconsin Join Forces Meet Jacob Swing for

Flattening the InAccessibility Curve

Prevent Blindness has partnered with organizations and companies in a collaborative project to collect data and information about the experiences of individuals who are blind or are visually impaired during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the lives of those with visual impairments and to identify solutions

Ohio Congressman Latta Joins Congressional Vision Caucus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate Dori Jennings (614) 270-0746 [email protected]   Ohio Congressman Latta Joins Congressional Vision Caucus Columbus, OH (March 31, 2020) – The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is pleased to announce that  Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has joined the Congressional Vision Caucus (CVC) in recognition of 

Prevent Blindness and White Castle System, Inc. Honor Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation with the People of Vision Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            For more information: Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate Dori Jennings (614) 464-2020 x.105 [email protected] Prevent Blindness and White Castle System, Inc. Honor Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation with the People of Vision Award Columbus, Ohio (April 1, 2020)  Due to the recent developments around COVID-19 and the safety recommendations from the Ohio Department of

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;

Prevent Blindness and Dayton Children’s Honor Kettering Health Network with the People of Vision Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             For more information: Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate Dori Jennings (614) 464-2020 x.105 [email protected] Prevent Blindness and Dayton Children’s Honor Kettering Health Network with the People of Vision Award March 27, 2020 (Dayton, OH) Due to the recent developments around COVID-19 and the safety recommendations from the Ohio Department of Health and the