Preserve Vision Florida: Florida’s Leader in Preserving Sight

Preserve Vision Florida is a non-profit organization offering 65 years of vision education and services to Florida’s children and adults. Our focus is promoting a lifetime of healthy vision care through advocacy, education, screening and research. You can help Preserve Vision Florida through donation when you renew your vehicle registration and driver license.
Screening – We screen the eyes of thousands of children and adults each year. Our vision screenings help support the work of optometrists and ophthalmologists. We reach children who depend on good vision for learning, as well as adults threatened by glaucoma and other serious vision problems. Screenings are open to the public without an appointment. Check our Calendar to see locations and times that our staff will be offering services. If further medical help is needed, we assist individuals who could not otherwise afford services through our partnership with physicians and optical retailers.
Education – We create awareness about the importance of vision care for all ages through seminars, vision screening, special events, public service announcements, brochures and our website.
Research – We support the work of scientists who will find tomorrow’s cures for the eye diseases that threaten Americans with vision loss and blindness.
Advocacy – We work with government officials at the local, state and national levels to make eye health and safety a local as well as national priority. Learn more

Meet Amaia

Preserve Vision Florida screened her at the Children’s Board Family Resource Center in Brandon. Our team identified that she suffers from myopia, also known as near-sightedness. This is experienced as distant objects appearing blurry, while objects up close appear normal. Some symptoms associated with myopia may be headaches and eye strain. Without correction, Amaia would not be able to see well in a classroom to learn or play sports safely. PVF set up an eye examination with Optical Outlets and the doctor prescribed eyeglasses. Amaia can now see her bright future through her stylish glasses and will keep them safe with her PVF furry Lenz Frenz puppy glasses case.

January Focus: Glaucoma

January is National Glaucoma Month: Over 2.2 million Americans over age 40 suffer, but have no symptoms from the “Sneak Thief of Sight” that can lead to blindness. Learn more about glaucoma.

Coronavirus: How eyes may play a role in its spread

Our eyes might play an important role in the spread and prevention of the coronavirus outbreak seen throughout the world. To cut your personal risk of contracting the coronavirus, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. The mucous membranes that line various cavities in the body are most susceptible to transmission of the virus. Patients who have contracted the coronavirus may have ocular symptoms including Conjunctivitis – an inflammation of the membrane covering the eyeball. This is often referred to as “pink eye” and often presents as an infected/red, “wet and weepy” eye. Conjunctivitis is very contagious, and a patient can cause the spread from one eye to the other. Learn more

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