Eye Health Summit planned for June 18

June 12, 2013

Eye-care professional across the United States are expected to converge on the nation’s capital for the 2nd Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit.

Washington, DC-Eye-care professionals across the United States are expected to converge on the nation’s capital for the 2nd Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit.

Prevent Blindness America will host the summit on Tuesday, June 18, at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. The event will include the much-anticipated new release of the “Economic Impact of Vision Problems.”

The summit is expected to include patient advocates, community-based organizations, national vision and eye health organizations, government agencies, and policymakers.

The day-long meeting will include a variety of public health presentations, including the economic impact of vision problems, vision surveillance in the United States, community implementation of the National Eye Institute Audacious Goals; health-care reform and vision benefits for children, women’s eye health, low vision, trends in health care and its impact on vision and eye health, and a systems approach for vision health.

Registration is free, but seating is limited. Those interested in attending can register at www.preventblindness.org/eyesummit.

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