Dark Dining offers a three-course dinner and sensory experiences to enlighten guests on the challenges of the vision impaired. The event is also an opportunity to celebrate a leader in the vision space who has made a lasting impact in the field. This year’s honorees will be three dynamic women in the field: Dr. Kerri-Ann Coombs Hodge, Venus Ginés, and Dr. Oluwatosin “Tosin” Smith.
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.
WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US FOR THIS COSMIC EXPERIENCE!
SOLAR ECLIPSE PARTNERS
Join us at an upcoming event!
Date: February 1, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209
Sequins & Sneakers Spectacle celebrates the vision community in the southwest region and introduces the region to PBT’s mission and services. We look forward to hosting you as we sip cocktails, snack on heavy hors d’oeuvres, stroll the gardens, sing with Patsy Torres, and support sight! We will highlight eye health advocate, Kelly Haight, who has been instrumental on the board of Prevent Blindness Texas and for his role in the vision space. Click here to learn more and register.
Date: March 21, 2024
Location: Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse
1510 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002
Dark Dining Houston highlights and celebrates an agent of change who is a leader and visionary in the vision space, including patients, doctors, or executives who have made a lasting impact in the field. The honoree has the opportunity to address the audience, share their experiences, knowledge, and journey. The goal is to honor those who have made significant contributions to the field of vision and eye health. The target audience is approximately 150 participants of professionals in the industry as well as others of likeminded interests who support vision health in some capacity. Click here to learn more and register.
Eclipse + Your Eyes
Total Solar Eclipse – April 8, 2024
A solar eclipse with an epicenter in Texas is unique and special—just like your vision!
Visit our Solar Eclipse Page for eclipse eye safety tips, toolkits, and more information. PBT wants to ensure you experience these events as safely as possible. Show your support for vision health by partnering with PBT to share eye education materials, toolkits, and even purchase solar eclipse glasses for your business or child’s school. Opportunities exist for companies to be a retailer of the Prevent Blindness eclipse glasses or be a partner of the eclipse campaign. To purchase solar eclipse glasses, click here.
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.
Eye Health in the News
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.
NACDD Vision and Eye Health Program via National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
The Prevent Blindness Art Therapy Program via Prevent Blindness
NIH designates people with disabilities as a population with health disparities via National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Why is Vision Important in Population Health? via Prevent Blindness
Eyes on Capitol Hill Legislative Action Center via Prevent Blindness