Prevent Blindness America
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America® is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight.
Prevent Blindness America serves millions of people each year through public and professional education, community and patient services programs and research.
Together with a network of affiliates, divisions and chapters, it's committed to eliminating preventable blindness in America.
For more information, or to contact Prevent Blindness America, see their website at: www.preventblindness.org
» Recent News
Thousands Of Children Suffer Eye Injuries From Toys
01 Dec 01 | "The fact is that virtually all of these eye injuries are preventable," said Daniel D. Garrett, Prevent Blindness America (PBA) spokesperson.
- Avoid toys that shoot projectiles such as toy guns - they contribute to a large number of serious eye ...
Prevent Blindness America Launches diabetes-sight.org
10 Nov 01 | Schaumburg, IL - Prevent Blindness America (PBA) announced the launch today, of www.diabetes-sight.org, a new website enabling both patients and health care professionals to obtain information and resources needed for the prevention of vision loss...
Give The Gift Of Sight Protect Your Child's Eyes Through Prevention And Safety Measures
01 Sep 01 | In honor of this tradition of service to children, PBA celebrates Children's Eye Health & Safety Month every September as children go back to school.
The U.S. Product Safety Commission estimates that last year, 261,000 product-related eye ...
Prevent Blindness America Stresses Importance Of Early Diagnosis And Treatment Of Amblyopia
01 Aug 01 | Prevent Blindness America (PBA) and its network of field offices conduct vision screening programs in pre-schools and elementary schools to detect common eye problems that can lead to amblyopia ("lazy eye"), a sight-threatening problem in children...
Urge Congress To Fund Vision Research And Give Millions Of Americans The Gift Of Sight
18 Jun 01 | Schaumburg, IL - According to the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR), there are more than one million Americans today in the U.S. that are legally blind.
Four common, age-related eye diseases - age-related macular degeneration,...
Lance Burton Says Make This a Magic Summer by Protecting Your Sight
08 Jun 01 | "Don't try to create spectacular illusions - leave that to professional magicians like myself," said Prevent Blindness America Spokesperson Lance Burton.
"Play it safe this summer - don't buy fireworks and don't let your kids play with fireworks...
Prevent Blindness America and Bausch & Lomb Team Up to Increase Children's Vision Screening Programs
04 Jun 01 | Prevent Blindness America and its network of field offices conduct vision screening programs in pre-schools and elementary schools to detect the most common eye problems in children: amblyopia ("lazy eye"), myopia (near sightedness) and strabismus...
Do-It-Yourself Home Improvements Can Cause Eye Injury to Non-Professionals
12 Mar 01 | To raise awareness of this danger, Prevent Blindness America (PBA) is promoting eye safety this spring - encouraging employers, employees and do-it-yourself homeowners to take measures to prevent eye injuries.
With the use of correct protective ...