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  • Prevent Blindness Declares June Cataract Awareness Month
    CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety non-profit organization, has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month to educate the public on symptoms, types of cataract, cataract surgery and more. Cataract is the world's leading cause of blindness, accounting for approximately 42 percent of all cases of blindness in all nations. In the U.S., more than 25 million Americans are estimated to have cataract, according to the report “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” by the… Read more »
  • Think About Your Eyes Announces Shopko Optical as Newest Industry Partner
    ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign presented by The Vision Council and the American Optometric Association that aims to promote the importance of getting an annual comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist, today announced Shopko Optical as the latest industry partner to lend its support to the national campaign. For more than 40 years, Shopko Optical has provided excellent patient-centric care and high-quality eyewear through its dedicated team of nearly 700 optometrists and opticians. Shopko Optical centers have been opened in Idaho,… Read more »
  • Telehealth Patent Disputes Involving 20/20 Vision Center and DigitalOptometrics Are Resolved
    NEW YORK—A Federal Court has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit involving telehealth technologies brought by 20/20 Vision Center against DigitalOptometrics. Read more »
  • Essilor Supports United Nations’ Recommendation to Governments to Ensure Good Vision of all Road Users
    CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Effective April 1, the call to ensure good vision for all road users in the world is now part of the “ITC Recommendations for Enhancing National Road Safety Systems.” The recommendations were adopted by the governments at the Inland Transport Committee (ITC), the United Nations’ regulatory platform in the field of inland transport. Essilor celebrates this major milestone, an incentive to generalize eye tests and facilitate access to eyecare, and reinforces its commitment toward safe mobility, as a vision care leader… Read more »
  • Regener-Eyes Completes Funding Round, Launches New Dry Eye Remedy
    PALM HARBOR, Fla.—Regener-Eyes, a five-year old company based here, is promoting a distinctive solution to dry eye in the form of biologic eye drops. Read more »
  • As ECPs Start to Reopen, Patients’ Safety and Eye Health Is Top of Mind
    Eyecare professionals are reminding folks about healthy vision as optometry practices and eyecare centers reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For eyecare professionals, every day is an opportunity to spread the word about the importance of eye health, especially during Healthy Vision Month. Read more »
  • Prevent Blindness Unveils New Brand Identity, Logo and Website
    CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, announced today the launch of its new brand identity, logo and website. The new look will be integrated in the organization's future "Be a Visionary" campaign. Read more »
  • New Paper Equips ECPs With Evidence-Based Information to Help Manage Myopia
    SAN RAMON, Calif.—A new literature analysis published in, the peer-reviewed journal of The College of Optometrists, gives eyecare practitioners a comprehensive analysis of evidence-based information needed to help manage myopia. Read more »
  • Foundation Fighting Blindness Announces National #Virtual VisionWalk Day on June 6
    COLUMBIA, Md.—The Foundation Fighting Blindness has transformed all VisionWalk in-person events scheduled to take place through June 2020, into one nationwide virtual experience taking place on Saturday, June 6, 2020. This National Virtual VisionWalk Day is a new opportunity for communities to still come together, virtually, and celebrate the Foundation's accomplishments of funding research leading to treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases. On June 6, the Foundation is asking VisionWalk participants to take a walk around their block, on the… Read more »
  • Prevent Blindness Offers New Educational Resources on Inherited Retinal Diseases, Importance of Genetic Testing and Services
    CHICAGO—In order to help patients with Inherited Retinal Diseases (IRDs) receive an accurate diagnosis through genetic testing, Prevent Blindness is embarking on a new awareness initiative to educate the public on IRDs, a group of genetic disorders that can cause severe vision loss or total blindness. A recent editorial noted that IRDs are the leading cause of vision loss in persons between 15 and 45 years of age—impacting one in every 2,000 people. Read more »
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