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When you support a Prevent Blindness Texas event you are supporting the work we do which benefits the community by providing critical eye health information and by working with our partners to provide a continuum of quality vision care to medically under-served Texans, giving them a better quality of life.

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.

Women’s Health & Vision Symposium
Where there is care, there is hope.

The Women’s Health & Vision Symposium presented by Heads Up Technologies was filled with empowerment and encouragement! This year’s theme, vision caregiving, focused on the invaluable support provided by caregivers to those with low vision or vision loss. With an aging population and a growing number of individuals facing low vision challenges, understanding the physical and mental health burden on caregivers is essential as it touches us all at some point in our lives. Keynote speaker, Dr. Melanie Truong-Le, beautifully articulated the journey of caregiving, and the panelists all gave insight to their personal stories relating to the topic.

Thank you to all our panelists! Dr. Melanie Truong-Le, Dr. Lauren J. Bailey, Dorothy Jones, and Dr. Layla Lohmann.

Thank you to our sponsors! Champion Sponsor: Heads Up Technologies; Guardian Sponsor: FORVIS.

Sequins & Sneakers Spectacle
An inspiring evening in San Antonio!

What a night of edutainment! It was an evening full of sequins, sneakers and edutainment at the Sequins & Sneakers Spectacle presented by the Gordon Hartman Family Foundation as we honored Kelly Haight. With Blue Skies at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, sequins sparkling everywhere, and the euphonious voice of entertainer Patsy Torres, guests were inspired by the work and impact of Kelly Haight who has touched so many lives and worked endlessly to improve vision care. He encouraged guests to push the limits of technology in the vision space and emphasized with your support Prevent Blindness Texas can continue to grow, and “we can turn the table of education, we can get more and more people to see better and to have a better life!” Thank you to all who joined us at the event, it was a pleasure to sing, dance, and learn with the San Antonio community!

Thank you to our incredible sponsors! Crown Jewel Sponsor: Gordon Hartman Family Foundation; Sparkler Sponsor: Medina Eye Care and Eye Associates of South Texas; Twinkle Sponsor: Integrated Eye Care Collaborative, Inc.; Tinsel Sponsors: Wahlman Geological Services and University of Houston College of Optometry

Dark Dining Houston

On March 21st, Prevent Blindness Texas hosted Dark Dining Houston to provide an experience to learn more about how vision loss can impact your life and raise funds to help individuals across the state connect to the care they need. Visual impairment knows no boundaries, and our honorees for the evening shed light on why preventing blindness and preserving sight is crucial to each of them.

“The women honored at PBT’s Dark Dining Houston embody what it means to be a change agent and live with purpose to make the lives better for the people they work with and serve. They are keen storytellers with the ability to weave passion, commitment, education, and advocacy into all that they do to engage people and move life-saving work forward. We are grateful to work with them and honor them.” Heather Patrick CEO of Prevent Blindness Texas

Thank you to our honorees Dr. Kerri-Ann Coombs Hodge, Venus Ginés, Dr. Oluwatosin “Tosin” Smith and all who participated in the event! Thank you to our incredible sponsors! Radiance Sponsor Kelsey Research Foundation and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Dept. Of Ophthalmology, Flare Sponsors Houston Health Foundation, University of Houston College of Optometry, and UTMB Health.

Tee off to Prevent Blindness

Date: May 2, 2025
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. Stay tuned for more details!

Solar Eclipse + Your Eyes presented by The Alcon Foundation

Total Solar Eclipse – April 8, 2024

Our team was on the hunt in Houston to find a viewing spot of the solar eclipse, and luckily the clouds parted for us to enjoy the view! We hope everyone around Texas was able to safely view the total solar eclipse. Click here to see our photos.

“Today’s solar eclipse was an amazing experience and to see it twice with this team over the past year was incredible!” Heather Patrick, President and CEO of Prevent Blindness Texas

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