Message from Seva Foundation on COVID-19

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB
Seva Foundation had an eye on COVID-19 since January 2020 when their Executive Director, Kate Moynihan invited Dr. Larry Brilliant, Seva co-founder, and former WHO Smallpox program worker, to give a webinar to colleagues from around the world. Seva Foundation’s roots are in the smallpox program of the 1970s, as many of Seva founders worked…

2020 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award – Call for Nominations

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award. The Award recognizes significant efforts by an individual or group of individuals to improve public health approaches for children’s vision and eye health at the state or national level.  The award was established by the NCCVEH Advisory Committee to commemorate Bonnie…

Flattening the InAccessibility Curve

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness has partnered with organizations and companies in a collaborative project to collect data and information about the experiences of individuals who are blind or are visually impaired during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the lives of those with visual impairments and to identify solutions…

IAPB Members Speak Out on COVID-19

Membership Services Manager
Organisation: IAPB
The current COVID-19 situation is effecting us in our home lives, and within our working lives through the projects that we are working on in order to help others. We have reached out to our members to ask them, how it is affecting their work. We hope to keep updating this page. SIGHTSAVERS Amid the…

COVID-19 Ressources

Head of Knowledge
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

La nouvelle pandémie de coronavirus (COVID-19) de 2019 modifie rapidement le fonctionnement des communautés de santé et de développement. Étant donné la proximité des professionnels de la santé oculaire avec les patients lors des examens oculaires et les rapports selon lesquels le virus peut provoquer une conjonctivite, COVID-19 a des implications pour la santé oculaire…

Message from Prevent Blindness on COVID-19

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

For everyone’s health and safety, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other doctors are being urged to see only patients for urgent or emergent problems during the coronavirus pandemic. This is important for two reasons: To limit contact between patients and staff in offices, waiting rooms, exams rooms, and surgical facilities to reduce the spread of the coronavirus;…

Prevent Blindness calls for nominations and applications for two awards

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness is inviting nominations for two awards. Prevent Blindness Rising Visionary Award:    The Prevent Blindness Rising Visionary Award is presented annually to an optometry student or resident, ophthalmology resident, or other health care professional student or resident in the United States who has the best essay based on the 2020 Focus on Eye…

Prevent Blindness launches Diabetes & The Eyes Educational Toolkit

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness has released new FREE toolkit offering educational materials on diabetes and the impact of diabetes on eye health – available in both English and Spanish. This new toolkit includes Diabetes & the Eyes Educator Course was created for healthcare professionals, community health educators, diabetes educators, and anyone in a caregiving or diabetes education…

Prevent Blindness 8th annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness will host the eighth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on July 17, 2019, from 7:30am-3:30pm at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The Summit will include a variety of presentations related to this year’s theme, “A Lifetime of Vision.”  The 2019 Summit will feature discussions around key pillars of public…

Prevent Blindness Launches Center for Vision and Population Health

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness officially launches its new Center for Vision and Population Health (CVPH) to serve as a national coordinating body (for United States) for effective practices, state-level technical assistance, and programmatic interventions. The launch of the Center aligns with an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology (JAMA-O).  Co-authored by Jeff Todd,…

Call for Nominations for 2019 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness invites nominations for the 2019 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. The Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health is presented annually to an individual, team, or organisation that has made significant contributions to the advancement of public health related to vision and eye health at…

Investigating and addressing vision-related problems in high-poverty schools

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Krieger Children’s Eye Center
Organisation: Wilmer Eye Institute

The Johns Hopkins University School-Based Eye Care Team recently won Prevent Blindness’s Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. The team was selected for the award for their work investigating and addressing vision-related problems in high-poverty schools. Megan Collins writes on their work… Most children who fail vision screenings have refractive error that is…

2018 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award – Call for Nominations

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness is pleased to announce the call for nominations for its fourth annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award! The Award recognizes significant efforts by an individual, or group of individuals, to improve public health approaches for children’s vision at the state or…

2018 Focus on Eye Health National Summit

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness will host the seventh annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on July 18, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. A series of presentations will be conducted in relation to this year’s Summit theme “Research to Impact: Honoring 50 Years of the National Eye Institute.” …

Prevent Blindness Appoints Jeff Todd as New President and Chief Executive Officer

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release CHICAGO (March 7, 2018) : Jeff Todd has been appointed as the new President and CEO, effective April 1 for Prevent Blindness, the nation’s (USA) oldest volunteer eye health and safety organisation.  Todd will succeed current President and CEO Hugh R. Parry after his retirement from the organisation.  Parry has served in the role since 2002. Todd…

2018 Jenny Pomeroy Award Recipient

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the 2018 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health as the Johns Hopkins University School-Based Eye Care Team. The award will be presented at the 7th Annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, D.C., on July 18, 2018. Prevent Blindness created the Jenny Pomeroy…

Call for Nominations for Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness invites nominations for the 2018 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. The Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health is presented annually to an individual, team, or organisation that has made significant contributions to the advancement of public health related to vision and eye health at…

Protecting your Eyes at Work

Director Media Relations
Organisation: Prevent Blindness

On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Sarah Hecker, Director Media Relations at IAPB Member organisation Prevent Blindness, writes about the important issue of protecting eyes at work and how it helps preserve healthy eyesight for the future. Image credit: Heiko Philippin, Community Eye Health Journal Since so much of our time is spent…