PBA accepting applications for 2007 Eyes on Capitol Hill campaign

November 1, 2006

PBA accepting

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) strongly encourages adults and parents of children affected by real-life vision issues to submit applications for the opportunity to discuss their experiences with government representatives. The second annual Eyes on Capitol Hill campaign will begin Feb. 28 in Washington, DC, but applications are due Dec. 4.

“Because of the tremendous success of last year’s Eyes on Capitol Hill campaign, we are thrilled to be able once again to give vision-care patients the opportunity to meet with our nation’s leaders to discuss vision issues,” said Daniel D. Garrett, senior vice president of PBA. “By bringing constituents to their members of Congress, these lawmakers can hear the dire need for improved vision care and eye research funding.”

Due to the support of an unrestricted grant from Pfizer, PBA will be able to offer a limited number of scholarships to some attendees. The scholarships will cover all travel and hotel expenses for each participant and, if necessary, a companion or guardian.

For more information, call 800/331-2020 or visit

www.preventblindness.net/eyesoncapitolhill

.