A National Summit on Eye Health: June 20 in Washington DC

Next week, Prevent Blindness America will host “Focus on Eye Health: A National Summit” in Washington, DC. This event will serve to launch the newly revised public health data on vision and eye health. This summit aims to bring focus to eye health at a critical time of severe reductions in funding for eye health care, research, and prevention.

Attendees from across the nation will include patient advocates, community-based organizations, national vision and eye health organizations, government agencies, and policymakers. The focus of this summit will be the presentation of two critical public health reports:  Vision Problems in the U.S. and Economic Impact of Vision Problems. Leading experts in the field of eye health will present seminars on key topics, including:

•             Update to Vision Problems in the U.S.

•             Economic Impact of Vision Problems

•             National Plan for Eye and Vision Research

•             Surveillance of Vision Problems

•             Co-Morbidities and Vision

•             Integrating Vision into Public Health Programs

•             Low Vision

•             Diabetes and the Eye

Focus on Eye Health: A National Summit

Date: June 20, 2012

Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm

Location: Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW Washington, DC 20005

Registration is free but required as seating is limited. For more information, please contact Prevent Blindness America.

If you are participating in this summit, please share your experience with us here.