Hall County Children Offered Free Eye Exams and Glasses

Press Release For Immediate Release  March 29, 2021 On Saturday, Prevent Blindness Georgia (PBGA) offered approximately 176 Hall County children free eye exams and, for those who needed, free prescription eyeglasses. Prevent Blindness Georgia was able to do this thanks to generous grants and donations from United Healthcare and National Vision, Inc. and a partnership

PBGA In the News: Providing Eyeglasses for Children in Hall County

With a grant from United Healthcare, Prevent Blindness Georgia (PBGA) is pleased to be able to offer eye exams and free prescription glasses for children in Hall County. “Two years ago, When PBGA began vision screening children in Hall County, we noticed that the average number of children who could not pass the vision test

Prevent Blindness Georgia Welcomes New Board Members

Prevent Blindness Georgia, the state affiliate of Prevent Blindness, is pleased to welcome Dave Paule and Tim Dunn to its Board of Directors. Both are passionately committed to the mission of Prevent Blindness, having previously served the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation. “We’re excited that Tim Dunn and Dave Paule have elected to join our board,”

Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation Awards Prevent Blindness Georgia with $100,000 Grant

Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation Awards Prevent Blindness Georgia with $100,000 Grant At the 15th Annual Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry (GBHCMF) Award Luncheon on February 6, 2020, Prevent Blindness Georgia was awarded a $100,000 grant for its sight-saving and sight-giving Star Pupils children’s program. This award luncheon celebrated those ministries throughout the state that

Call for Nominations: Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health, and the new Rising Visionary Award

Recipients to be honored at Ninth Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, D.C. Prevent Blindness has issued a call for nominations for the “2020 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health,” and the new “Rising Visionary Award.” Both the awards will be formally presented at the Ninth Annual Prevent

Prevent Blindness Receives Grant from the CareSource Foundation

Taylor Elder Communications and Special Events Coordinator 800-301-2020, ext. 105 [email protected] Fran Robinson Manager, Media Relations 937-531-2374 [email protected]   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Prevent Blindness Receives Grant from the CareSource Foundation Project to Prevent Unnecessary Vision Loss among Disadvantaged Children and Youth in the Miami Valley DAYTON, OH (July 9, 2019) – The Miami Valley

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness Georgia Declares April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month Atlanta, GA (March 31, 2019) – According to Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety non-profit organization, women have higher rates of eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Women have a higher prevalence of Dry Eye and may also

2019 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

Award to be presented to Dr. Cynthia Owsley, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the 2019 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health as Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH, Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology and Director of

Increase in Glaucoma Cases Projected to Continue for Decades to Come

National Glaucoma Awareness Month Prevent Blindness Georgia Marks January’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month by Offering Information and Resources for Patients and Caregivers CHICAGO (Jan. 22, 2019) – Today, nearly three million people ages 40 and older have glaucoma, according to the Prevent Blindness report, “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems.”