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April 8, 2024 Great North American Eclipse (Total Solar Eclipse)

The April 8, 2024 eclipse promises to be even more spectacular than the historic 2017 eclipse as it comes close to more major cities and with a maximum duration of totality that’s almost two minutes longer than in 2017!

The entire United States will be able to view this eclipse, and Texas will be the epicenter with near total coverage. PBT is seeking to use its trusted brand and leadership role in eye safety to build excitement around the upcoming eclipse, providing education, and encouraging the public to safely enjoy the experience. Visit our Solar Eclipse Page for eclipse eye safety tips, toolkits, and more information.

Learn more and get your FREE solar eclipse toolkit!



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One Simple Way to Make a Difference, Play Golf!

Tee Off to Prevent Blindness will be a meaningful opportunity to showcase your company as a sponsor. Prevent Blindness Texas is committed to building strategic partnerships with those who support improved access to vision care and eye health for all individuals. It takes many community partners to impact and create a better system of care for patients. We hope you will consider sponsoring Tee Off to Prevent Blindness and help PBT reach more communities.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities and select the level that best fits your company’s goals and needs, contact Angela Healy at [email protected].

Join us at an upcoming event!

Date: May 3, 2024
Location: Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club
600 Promontory Dr
Keller, TX 76248

Tee Off to Prevent Blindness is an engagement golf tournament for healthcare providers, optometrists, ophthalmologists, industry vendors, and professionals who support increased vision resources and eye health. The target number of in-person participants is 144. Click here to learn more and register.

Houston Eye Stroll for Vision

The Houston Eye Stroll for Vision engages families and contributors in the vision community to educate and bring awareness to the importance of eye health. We focus on who PBT is, what we do, and how we do it in communities across the state. The audience is the public at large, professionals in the vision space, and those who encourage vision health at any level.

Save the date, October 12, 2024, for the 14th Annual Eye Stroll for Vision! More details coming soon.

Eye Health in the News

Total solar-filtered glasses needed to keep eyes safe during total solar eclipse Featuring Prevent Blindness Texas Board Chair Dr. Misha Syed, professor of Ophthalmology with the University of Texas Medical Branch

Solar eclipse in the Borderland: How to prepare and what to expect Featuring Prevent Blindness Texas Board Member Claudia Prospero Ponce, ophthalmologist at Texas Tech El Paso

Prevent Blindness Texas Board Member, Dr. Janet Garza, from the University of Houston College of Optometry, provided tips on Univision San Antonio on how to protect your eyes from today’s Solar Eclipse.

Prevent Blindness Texas Provides Free Resources as Part of April’s Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month to Educate Women on Necessary Steps to Help Save Sight

Prevent Blindness Texas Declares March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month to Encourage Eye Safety Practices, Eye Protection at Work

Prevent Blindness Encourages Eye Safety for Upcoming Total Solar Eclipse in April via Vision Monday

Many people who have vision loss or blindness as a result of diabetes also experience a significant, negative impact on their mental health. Click here to learn more and get helpful tools to prevent unnecessary vision loss from diabetes.

The Prevent Blindness Art Therapy Program via Prevent Blindness

Why is Vision Important in Population Health? via Prevent Blindness