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We are Focused on Changing Inequities

There is no question that inequities in access to healthcare exist. As a public health organization, our mission of preventing blindness and preserving sight can only be accomplished by first eliminating the barriers that far too many face with their access to healthcare. We know that federal and state budgets funding health programs to help our communities are

Make Eye Protection Part of Uniform While Playing Sports

According to the National Eye Institute, every 13 minutes an emergency room in the United States treats a sports-related eye injury. And, eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States, while most eye injuries among kids aged 11 to 14 occur while playing sports. Fortunately, many injuries may be

Car Damages Prevent Blindness Texas Building on Waugh Drive

State Headquarters Office Damaged; No Employees Injured HOUSTON, TX — A man was detained by police after a car drove into the Prevent Blindness Texas building on Waugh Drive in the early morning hours on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The Houston Police Department responded at approximately 2:45 am and picked up a man in the

2019 Persons of Vision Award Recipients

Prevent Blindness Names Dr. Glenn Ellisor and Jim Greenwood of Vision Source Signature Eye Care as 2019 Persons of Vision Award Recipients Prevent Blindness has chosen Glenn Ellisor, OD, and Jim Greenwood, of Vision Source, as the recipients of the 2019 Prevent Blindness Persons of Vision Award.  The awards will be presented on March 21,

Consumer Fireworks Can Cause Devastating Injuries

Prevent Blindness Texas Provides Tips on What to Do if Eye Injury from Fireworks Occurs While many Americans spend the Fourth of July holiday with friends and family, some actually spend their time being medically treated for a fireworks injury. The latest report from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission found an estimated 7,600 fireworks-related

Putting Focus on Special Visual Needs of Women

Prevent Blindness Texas Educates Women on Ways to Protect Healthy Vision In addition to the many differences between men and women, more women than men have eye disease. Eye diseases include age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and dry eye. Women also may have vision issues related to pregnancy and menopause. According to the Prevent Blindness study, The Future of Vision: