PBA contest aims to educate public about importance of regular eye care

April 16, 2008

"See America," a contest hosted by Prevent Blindness America (PBA), is an effort to educate Americans about the importance of preventative eye exams to promote overall vision health.

Chicago-"See America," a contest hosted by Prevent Blindness America (PBA), is an effort to educate Americans about the importance of preventative eye exams to promote overall vision health. The grand prize is a package of four complimentary plane tickets to any U.S. destination. The first runner-up will receive two plane tickets.

Entries are open until July 31 to those affected by impaired vision or vision loss, who are invited to submit stories about a time in their life when they have had to sacrifice due to poor eye health. Entrants should include their U.S. destination and why it is so important to them.

"Through this contest, we are hoping to remind consumers of what they could be missing without their vision,"said Mildred M.G. Olivier, MD, chief executive officer of the Midwest Glaucoma Center. "Regular eye care is a great way to protect our quality of life."

If interested go to http://www.preventblindness.org/seeamerica to obtain contest parameters and submit a story, or call 800/331-2020 to receive information on submissions by mail or fax.