MAY | 2023

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Protect Your Eyes and Vision from Damaging UV Rays!

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As many Americans begin to prepare for Memorial Day weekend and spending time outdoors in the warmer weather, Prevent Blindness provides educational materials on the possible negative effects of UV exposure to the eyes and vision.

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Visit our website and sign up for our free eclipse eNewsletter! You can also purchase Prevent Blindness eclipse glasses and help support our sight-saving programs.

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Prevent Blindness Announces Recipients of the 2023 Jenny Pomeroy Award

for Excellence in Vision and Public Health,

and Rising Visionary Award

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Christina Ambrosino

medical student, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Dean A. VanNasdale, Jr., OD, PhD

Associate Professor, The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Optometry

Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the 2023 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health as Dean A. VanNasdale, Jr., OD, PhD, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Optometry, and Christina Ambrosino, medical student at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, as the recipient of the fourth annual “Rising Visionary Award.” Both award recipients will present at the 12th Annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health Summit, to be held as a virtual interactive event, on July 12-13, 2023.

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Prevent Blindness president & CEO, Jeff Todd, discusses vision research, health access and equity, and initiatives of the National Eye Institute (NEI) with Dr. Michael F. Chiang, Director of the National Eye Institute.

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Inherited retinal diseases—or IRDs—are a group of diseases that can cause severe vision loss or even blindness. Examples of IRDs include Retinitis Pigmentosa, Choroideremia, Stargardt Disease, Leber Congenital Amaurosis, and Cone-rod Dystrophy. Each IRD is caused by at least one gene that is not working as it should. IRDs can affect people of all ages, can progress at different rates, and are rare. However, many have symptoms that get worse over time. This webinar will focus on Children living with an IRD. Topics covered will include causes, diagnosis, genetic testing, treatment, and support for children and families.

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Lumata Health and Prevent Blindness Announce Partnership to Deliver More Resources to Americans with Vision Loss

The partnership addresses a major gap in providing resources for patients with vision impairment or blindness, including a new focus on mental health care delivery

Lumata Health, a technology-driven healthcare startup on a mission to prevent vision loss from chronic eye diseases through its human-led, intelligent eye care management platform for patients in the U.S., announces its partnership with Prevent Blindness. The two organizations will be collaborating on various initiatives to address barriers to care for patients, with a strong focus on mental health resources to start.

To kick off the partnership, Lumata Health and Prevent Blindness are collaborating on a training program for Lumata’s certified eye care coordinators, focusing on capacity building around mental health resources and support for individuals experiencing vision loss and blindness. Lumata’s care coordinators work directly with the patients to ensure adherence to their doctor’s care plan through ongoing education and addressing barriers to care.

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The Most Urgent Voice in Eye Research:

The Patient’s

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Jeff Todd, president & CEO, Prevent Blindness

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Kira Baldonado, MPH, Prevent Blindness Vice President of Public Health and Policy

JAMA Ophthalmology has published a new article by Jeff Todd, Prevent Blindness President and CEO and Kira Baldonado, MPH, Prevent Blindness Vice President of Public Health and Policy. The Most Urgent Voice in Eye Research—The Patient’s, addresses the importance of engaging patients early and often across the research development timeline for new medicines and treatments. It also highlights the importance of patient advocacy programs like the Prevent Blindness ASPECT Program.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Prevent Blindness are excited to welcome you to Cog Hill Golf & Country Club for our 2nd annual Swing Fore Sight golf event on June 8, 2023 (9 a.m. shotgun start). Swing Fore Sight is our signature special event in the Chicagoland area. It is a fundraising event to support the UIC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Prevent Blindness while enjoying a great day of golf, networking and comradery.

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Half of all blindness is preventable. Your gift helps Prevent Blindness reach millions of people each year to help ensure access to eye care for all in need.

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