PBA to host national eye health summit

April 25, 2012

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) will host “Focus on Eye Health: A National Summit” June 20 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC.

Chicago-Prevent Blindness America (PBA) will host “Focus on Eye Health: A National Summit” June 20 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC.

The event will provide updates of two significant public health reports from PBA: “Vision Problems in the U.S.” and the “Economic Impact of Vision Problems,” as well as a variety of public health presentations that will address vision and eye health issues in the United States.

“By bringing together leaders and key stakeholders in the fight against adult eye disease, we hope the summit will provide them with the data they need to educate the public, as well as government representatives, on how we can work collaboratively today to save the vision of millions of Americans in the future,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and chief executive officer of PBA.

In conjunction with the Focus on Eye Health summit, PBA also will hold its annual Eyes on Capitol Hill event, which brings together individuals affected by vision loss and blindness and their government representatives. A reception for the Congressional Vision Caucus (CVC) will be held the evening of the summit. The CVC is a bicameral and bipartisan coalition of more than 100 congressional members dedicated to strengthening and stimulating a national dialogue and policy on vision-related problems and disabilities.

For more information, visit www.preventblindness.org/eyesummit.

For more articles in this issue of Ophthalmology Times eReport, click here.