Holiday Toy Safety Tips From Prevent Blindness America

Latest CPSC Report Shows More than a Quarter of a Million Americans were Treated in the ER for Toy-related Injuries in Just One Year: Prevent Blindness Provides Tips on Best Ways to Keep Holidays Safe by Purchasing Safe Toys and Gifts for Children- CHICAGO (Nov, 2017) – Last year, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a […]

Rise Of Diabetes Is Leading to Innovations in Diabetic Care

Rise of Diabetes Epidemic Leads to Innovations in Diabetic Patient Care Nationwide KINGWOOD, Texas (November, 2017) –  The 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that 30.3 million people are living with diabetes in the United States. Within the U.S. there are 7.2 million people living with […]

Prevent Blindness Educates the Dangers of Consumer Fireworks

CHICAGO (June , 2017) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), estimated that injuries from fireworks sent 8,000 Americans to the emergency room over the Fourth of July holiday.  The latest CPSC annual report stated that forty-two percent of the estimated emergency department-treated, fireworks-related injuries were to individuals younger than 20 years of age.  […]

June Is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract Rates Continue to Increase, Remains Leading Global Cause of Blindness Prevent Blindness Declares June as Cataract Awareness Month to Educate Public on Most Common Eye Disease – CHICAGO – Cataract is responsible for 51 percent of world blindness, according to the World Health Organization.  In the United States, the current number of those with cataract is estimated to be […]

May Is UV Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness Declares May as Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month to Educate Public on Dangers of Extended UV Exposure CHICAGO (April 30, 2017) – Many people know about the damage that ultraviolet (UV) rays can have on the skin, from sunburns to skin cancers.  But many may not know about the damage it may cause to […]

Your Eye Problems Could Be a Symptom of Something Worse

Hey. How’s work? Being glued to the computer screen for hours might translate to an increase in salary, but has there been an increase showing up elsewhere, say, the power of your prescription glasses? When was the last time you stopped to catch a breath? When was the last time you stopped to reconsider that […]

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) African American women are the group with the second highest rate of new HIV infections.  In fact, the rate of new HIV infections among African American women in 2010 was 20 times that of white women and nearly five times that of Hispanic women. In […]