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Award-Winning Actress, Dancer and Director Debbie Allen Joins Prevent Blindness and Regeneron to Launch the Gr8 Eye Movement and Raise Awareness of Serious Retinal Diseases

Award-winning actress, dancer and director Debbie Allen joins Prevent Blindness and Regeneron today to launch the Gr8 Eye Movement, a new disease awareness campaign that aims to address gaps in how people understand the risk of developing certain serious retinal diseases, such as wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD), diabetic macular edema (DME) and diabetic retinopathy (DR). The campaign creates a moment in time to prioritize eye health regularly by designating the 8th of every month as a day to check in on vision.

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September is Sports Eye Safety Month at Prevent Blindness

There were more than 32,000 sports-related eye injuries treated in the United States last year, an increase of almost 20 percent from the previous year. To educate the public on the risk of significant and potentially blinding eye injuries and the need for proper eye protection, Prevent Blindness has declared September as Sports Eye Safety Month.

Prevent Blindness and Rec Specs from Liberty Sport, are partnering during September’s Sports Eye Safety Month to promote education and awareness on ways to protect vision.

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Danielle Crull, ABOM, owner of A Child’s Eyes, and The Truffles the Kitty Organization, is the Recipient of the 9th Annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has announced the recipient of the ninth annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award” as optician Danielle Crull, ABOM, author, business owner of A Child’s Eyes, organizer of The Pumpkin Patch Project, and founder of the Truffles the Kitty Organization (TKO). The award will be formally presented at the NCCVEH Annual Meeting on Sept. 14, 2023.

The Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award recognizes significant efforts by an individual or group of individuals to improve public health approaches for children’s vision and eye health at the state or national level.

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Prevent Blindness intern Jessica and her father discuss their experience with Jessica's amblyopia (lazy eye) diagnosis and treatment.

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Are You Ready for the Next Solar Eclipse?

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An annular solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on October 14, 2023. It will be partially visible across the entire country, and the “ring of fire” will be visible from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

Find out more about protecting your eyes while you enjoy the annular eclipse.

Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino discussed the upcoming solar eclipses and Prevent Blindness eclipse glasses on Fox Weather Live. Watch the clip!

Watch Mike Massimino's PSA for Prevent Blindness!

Prevent Blindness has partnered with companies for the manufacture and sale of Prevent Blindness solar eclipse viewing glasses that meet the safety requirements of ISO 12312-2 filters for direct observation of the sun. When you purchase Prevent Blindness eclipse viewing glasses from our retail partners, a portion of the price goes to support our sight-saving programs and services.

You can purchase Prevent Blindness eclipse glasses securely online from WebEyeCare and Amazon. Educators can purchase eclipse glasses from School Health.

Prevent Blindness recommends ordering by September 30 to allow time for the eclipse glasses to arrive via standard shipping.

The Prevent Blindness Eclipse + Your Eyes Program is

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Charity Golf Outings Benefiting the Sight-Saving Programs and Services of Prevent Blindness

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Join Us at the 2023 Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament Held in Conjunction with Vision Expo West

Challenging play and breathtaking scenery make Bali Hai a one-of-a-kind golfer’s paradise that Golf Digest named one of the “Top 50 Resort Courses”. Designed by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley in 2000, the Bali Hai Golf Club is a worthy namesake of the famous Indonesian land of enchantment.

Participation in the outing supports the sight-saving programs of Prevent Blindness, and includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Hospitality Cart access on the day of the event.

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Westchester Golf Classic

National Council for the Blind of Ireland and Prevent Blindness are excited to welcome you to Westchester Country Club for our 1st annual Westchester Golf Classic on October 2, 2023.

This inaugural fundraising event supports both the National Council for the Blind of Ireland and Prevent Blindness. Enjoy a great day of golf, networking, and camaraderie at this PGA Championship course. Sponsor the event or bring a foursome and the chance to win amazing auction prizes after dinner. Can’t attend? Sponsor a hole to show your support.

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