Focus on Eye Health: An Aging Eye Summit Planned for May 21


ATLANTA (April 29, 2014) - Are you over the age of 60, African American or Latino and over the age of 40, or do you have diabetes?

The Georgia Vision Collaborative, convened by Prevent Blindness Georgia,  invites you to attend Focus on Eye Health: An Aging Eye Summit to learn how you can preserve your sight. Vision experts will share information about glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, low vision, falls prevention, and much more! Free vision screenings and a lunch will be provided for all attendees.

The summit will be held Wednesday, May 21st from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Loudermilk Center, 40 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. The summit is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Featured speakers include John Crews, DPA, Vision Health Initiative at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Jason Peragallo, MD, Emory Eye Center; and motivational speaker Gerry Bouey.   

To register or for more information, visit or call 404-537-4985. The summit is supported by the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Drive for Sight Program.



About Prevent Blindness Georgia

Prevent Blindness Georgia was founded in 1965 as the state affiliate of Prevent Blindness America, the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization since 1908. Its mission is to prevent blindness and preserve sight for the residents of Georgia which is accomplished through vision screenings for children and adults, eye exams and glasses for indigent seniors and homeless and working poor adults, public education on eye health and safety to persons at risk for eye disease, and vision screening training. To donate to our good work, visit