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May is Ultraviolet Awareness (UV) Month

May is Ultraviolet Awareness (UV) Month at Prevent Blindness Texas, Designed to Educate the Public on the Best Ways to Keep Eyes Safe from UV Damage Prevent Blindness Texas provides free, dedicated resources to encourage proper eye protection from negative effects of UV Houston, TX (May 1, 2022) – As the warmer weather begins to encourage

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Women are at higher risk for vision impairment and blindness than men yet are less likely to receive treatment. According to a recent report, “The Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health: vision beyond 2020,” the gender imbalance can be attributed to demographic factors (women living longer than men) and social factors (women having reduced access

February is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness Texas Declares February as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month -- Prevent Blindness Texas Provides a Variety of Educational Resources on AMD and Low Vision, including Web Pages, Fact Sheets, Graphics, and Interviews with Medical Experts -- TX (Feb. 1, 2022) – Prevent Blindness Texas has declared February as Age-related Macular Degeneration

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness Texas Provides Educational Resources, Materials and Support to Patients and Caregivers for January’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month — Non-profit Group Seeks to Raise Awareness and Education of Glaucoma, A Leading Cause of Blindness that Can Affect Adults and Children —  TX (January 1, 2022) – Prevent Blindness Texas is joining January’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month

November is Diabetes-related Eye Disease Month

November Declared as Diabetes-related Eye Disease Month to Educate Public on Potential Impact of Vision Loss and Blindness from Diabetes -Prevent Blindness Texas Offers Free Resources to Public to Help Save Sight from Diabetes-related Eye Disease- Houston, TX (October 2021) – Diabetes continues to have a profound impact on the health of populations around the world. With the aging

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

Glaucoma Sneak Thief of Sight Continues to Affect Vision of Millions of Americans

Prevent Blindness Texas provides free resources for January’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month (January 2020) – According to estimates from the Prevent Blindness report, “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” more than 3.2 million Americans ages 40 and over have glaucoma in the year 2020. The number is expected to increase

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