News & Events

News & Events

Prevent Blindness 9th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on July 15th (virtual)

On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020, Prevent Blindness will host the 9th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit as a virtual event. (Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, this year’s event will be held as an online event only.) The Focus on Eye Health National Summit has become a key annual event to elevate […]
July 8, 2020

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health

The Vision Screening in Young Children project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $300,000 with .5% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views […]
July 8, 2020

Children’s viewing behavior with mobile devices may affect myopia (nearsightedness) development

The distance at which a child views content on a mobile phone may have an effect on their risk for developing myopia over time, according to a speaker at the virtual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting. “Children using mobile electronic devices employ nearer viewing distances than those often reported in adults, which […]
July 8, 2020

Eyes On Learning Photoscreener Grants are available

Eyes On Learning Photoscreener Grants are available for eligible early childhood settings, schools, health care offices, and community organizations. Application and information at http://eyesonlearning.org/resources/eyes-on-learning-photoscreener-grants/.
July 8, 2020

Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness partnered with the National Head Start Association to create an online resource – Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers – to provide parents and caregivers with the information, suggested actions, and assistance they need […]
July 8, 2020