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Healthy Eyes and Good Vision are Important for Success in School

Healthy Eyes and Good Vision are Important for Success in School Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate Offers Resources to Support Healthy Vision in Learning Columbus, OH (August 3, 2020)  Whether “back to school” is online or in-classroom, good vision plays an important role in your child’s physical, mental, and social development. Uncorrected vision problems can impair

Health and Safety Leaders Urge the Public to Celebrate Independence Day Safely, Find Safe Alternatives to Celebrating the Holiday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 1, 2020 For more information: Prevent Blindness, Dori Jennings: 614-270-0746 [email protected] Franklin County Dog Shelter, Andrew Kohn: 614-812-7492 [email protected] Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 614-355-0495 [email protected] Health and Safety Leaders Urge the Public to Celebrate Independence Day Safely, Find Safe Alternatives to Celebrating the Holiday   – An Estimated 1,500 Fireworks Injuries Were

Prevent Blindness Warns Ohioans about the Dangers of Backyard Fireworks

Columbus, OH (June 12, 2020) – As we approach a Fourth of July, we see many professional fireworks shows cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic and necessary social distancing. Prevent Blindness warns that there can be serious dangers if Ohioans replace this loss by conducting their own backyard fireworks displays. Did you know? Discharging backyard

The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness Earns GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   For more information: Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate Dori Jennings (614) 270-0746 [email protected] The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness Earns GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency Platinum Seal Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results Columbus, OH (April 21, 2020) — Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency,

Extended Exposure to Ultraviolet Rays May Cause Serious Damage to Eyes, Vision

May Declared UV Awareness Month by Prevent Blindness in Effort to Educate Public on Potential Effects of Extended UV Exposure on Eyes Extended exposure ultraviolet (UV) rays can immediately cause damage to eyes, including photokeratitis, also referred to as a “corneal sunburn.”  UV damage to the eyes may also be cumulative, resulting in the development

2020 Bonnie Strickland Award Call for Nominations

Annual Award Recognizes Outstanding Efforts to Improve Eye Health Services for Children in the United States The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has issued the call for nominations for the sixth annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.” The award recognizes significant efforts by an individual or

COVID-19 and Vision Update

We are writing to share resources on children’s vision and eye health during this most difficult time for both families and professionals. Thank you for sharing this message with families, colleagues, and your networks. COVID19 AND THE EYES According to the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html), it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching

Prevent Blindness Urges Women to Make Their Vision Health a Priority Today to Help Protect it for the Future

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              For more information: Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate Dori Jennings (614)270-0746 [email protected]   Prevent Blindness Urges Women to Make Their Vision Health a Priority Today to Help Protect it for the Future –  Prevent Blindness Declares April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month to Educate Public on Ways to

Ohio Congressman Latta Joins Congressional Vision Caucus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate Dori Jennings (614) 270-0746 [email protected]   Ohio Congressman Latta Joins Congressional Vision Caucus Columbus, OH (March 31, 2020) – The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is pleased to announce that  Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has joined the Congressional Vision Caucus (CVC) in recognition of 

Prevent Blindness and White Castle System, Inc. Honor Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation with the People of Vision Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            For more information: Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate Dori Jennings (614) 464-2020 x.105 [email protected] Prevent Blindness and White Castle System, Inc. Honor Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation with the People of Vision Award Columbus, Ohio (April 1, 2020)  Due to the recent developments around COVID-19 and the safety recommendations from the Ohio Department of