Prevent Blindness x Allergan= Free Vision Screenings

CHICAGO (March, 2017) – Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety group, and Allergan (NYSE: AGN), a global leader in eye care for nearly 70 years, have embarked on a joint effort to promote healthy vision. As part of their recently launched ‘See America’ initiative, Allergan is working with Prevent Blindness to sponsor … [Read more...]

Summer Sport Sunglass Infographic

As the weather warms, people start to exercise more and spend more time outdoors. This handy infographic serves as a spring summer reminder of the importance of sunglasses for both health and performance. … [Read more...]

The Vision Council At South By Southwest

The Vision Council to Educate About Blue Light, Digital Eye Strain at South by Southwest (SXSW) as Official Health Lounge Sponsor Experts on hand to discuss harmful effects of blue light and digital eye strain, and available lens technology solutions available Alexandria, VA (March, 2017) –The Vision Council will be sponsoring the official … [Read more...]

New Survey Says Blue Light Education Needed

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., 2017 – As employees of all ages continue to use digital devices more than ever, harmful blue light protection remains a hot topic. New findings from Transitions Optical, Inc.’s 2017 Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits surveyi, conducted by Wakefield Research, unearth the generational differences seen in blue light attitudes … [Read more...]

March Is Workplace Wellness Month

CHICAGO (2017) – Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety group, has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month to provide employers and employees with free information on the dangers of blue light, digital devices and vision, and eye injury prevention in order to promote eye health at work. The largest … [Read more...]

Eye Health For National Cheerleading Week

Of course there is a National Cheerleading Week and it is the first week in March. Founded in 2005 with  'The goal is to build a more positive image of cheerleading by engaging in group activities, community service and fundraising projects.' There is even a website www.nationalcheerleadingweek.com While is doesn't seem to be that many eye … [Read more...]

Marketing For National UnPlug Day March 3 2017

I am Not Addicted to electronic devices. In fact National Unplug Day which is March 3 and 4 of 2017 is a day I welcome more than Christmas. Unfortunately, I know way too many people that are addicted to not just their cell phone. One friend, who calls me a Luddite, her ring tone for me is an old phone. Personally speaking, when I do 'events' at … [Read more...]

Tune In To Jeopardy February 7, 2017: Eye Health Category

It is National Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month and Bausch + Lomb and Prevent Blindness have collaborated for the second year in a row to urge patients to join the fight for their sight and spread the word about eye health and AMD through the #WhyEyeFight campaign. In an effort to reach patients in new and engaging ways, … [Read more...]

FDA Grants VisionCare Inc. Approval to Initiate Clinical Study of the Telescope Implant in Post-Cataract Patients

Telescope Implant for End-Stage Macular Degeneration is Already FDA Approved and Available to Patients 65 Years and Older Who Have Not Had Cataract Surgery SARATOGA, CA--( January, 2017) - VisionCare, Inc. ("VisionCare"), a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today … [Read more...]

Mid Florida Eye Center Receives Multi-Focal Toric Interocular Lens Approval

Mount Dora, Florida - (January, 2017) – On December 22, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the prescriptive lens known as Multifocal Toric IOL, tested in clinical trials by Mid Florida Eye Center. MFEC was one of just two ophthalmology practices in Florida selected to participate in the clinical trial review … [Read more...]

The Vision Council Releases New Digital Eye Strain, Blue Light Survey

Alexandria, VA (January, 2017) – The Vision Council has announced the results of a nationwide survey detailing the effects and implications of blue light—and available eyewear treatment options—as more than 165,000 attendees gather with the latest in technology at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show. As part of its ongoing … [Read more...]

January Is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Number of Glaucoma Cases Projected to Increase Significantly Due To Aging U.S. Population, Prevent Blindness Offers Free Educational Resources CHICAGO– Glaucoma, commonly referred to as the “sneak thief of sight,” currently affects nearly 3 million people ages 40 and older, according to the Prevent Blindness report, “Future of Vision: … [Read more...]

Eyecare Marketing Calendar 2017

Here is our annual Eyecare Professionals Marketing Calendar for 2017. We have added more fun and health events that can help you in your marketing and social media posts. Our objective is to help provide ECP's with engaging and shareable posts as well as educational opportunities. The calendar includes 1.) Events 2.) Health Holidays 3.) … [Read more...]

Report Shows Increase in Toy-related Injuries Treated in U.S. Emergency Rooms

Report Shows Increase in Toy-related Injuries Treated in U.S. Emergency Rooms. Prevent Blindness Offers Tips on How to Purchase Safe Toys and Gifts for Kids. December 2016)* – In 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that hospital emergency rooms across the country treated 265,700 toy-related injuries, compared to … [Read more...]

Video: Changing Eye Color By Removal of Cosmetic Iris

Stephen Slade MD, cataract and LASIK specialist in Houston, Texas, www.visiontexas.com and www.lasercataractsurgery.com, presents a video showing the removal of iris implants for eye color. The patient had the implants done overseas, they are not approved in the US. The patient presented to us with with raised pressure, inflammation, loss of … [Read more...]