VISION 2020 USA

Map showing Mainland USA with a superimposed US flag, by Lokal_Profil sourced from Wikimedia CommonsVISION 2020 USA is organized to facilitate communication and shared advocacy efforts among the many U.S. based organizations working in the field of blindness prevention.  Launched on April 30, 2009, 55 organizations have come together to work through VISION 2020 USA. VISION 2020 USA is the U.S national entity within broader global VISION 2020 system established by the World Health Organization and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).

Who are the members of VISION 2020 USA?

VISION 2020 USA members draw from diverse backgrounds including not for profit eye health organizations, universities and other academic agencies, research based organizations, and a range of impactful organizations sharing a commitment to blindness prevention and supporting people with vision impairment and blindness.  They are active across the U.S. and around the world.

What are the major goals of VISION 2020 USA?

Advocacy, education, and awareness are the priorities of VISION 2020 USA. Working together, the U.S. community can accomplish much in the field of vision and eye health for Americans and citizens around the world. We advocate on the federal, state and local levels to amplify the essential message that preventing blindness and supporting people with low vision makes sense socially, culturally and economically.

How is VISION 2020 USA supported?

VISION 2020 USA is supported solely by its members on a voluntary basis.

Who is eligible to join?

Any organization based in the U.S. or working in the U.S. that is working to improve vision and eye health and/or is eligible to join. We encourage interested organizations to connect and find out more about VISION 2020 USA – advocacy enjoys strength in numbers!

What is VISION 2020 USA working on now?

How do I contact VISION 2020 USA?

If your organization is interested in joining VISION 2020 USA please contact:

Chair, Mitchell V. Brinks, MD, MPH of Oregon Health & Science University. Email: brinks@ohsu.edu