Preserve Vision Florida to Honor Joseph W. Lopano

Preserve Vision Florida will honor Joseph W. Lopano, Chief Executive Officer of Tampa International Airport, as the 2017 Person of Vision at the Person of Vision Award Dinner on Monday, February 13 at the Tampa Airport Marriott. View the invitation Preserve Vision Florida hosts the annual dinner to honor a person of vision who has had a profound impact on the region or state of Florida through true community leadership and vision. Previous honorees have included Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (2016), Jeff and Penny Vinik (2015), Betty Castor and US Representative Kathy Castor (2014), and many other luminaries. Joseph W….

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Focus on Sports Eye Safety

Parents, Teachers and Coaches Can Help Prevent Sports-Related Eye Injuries Parents and coaches play an important role in making sure young athletes protect their eyes and properly gear up for the game. Protective eyewear should be part of any uniform because it plays such an important role in reducing sports-related eye injury. Eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States, and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. These injuries account for an estimated 100,000 physician visits per year at a cost of more than $175 million. Ninety percent of sports-related eye injuries can be…

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. 22.4 million Americans have cataracts by age 40. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. To learn more about risk factors, prevention and treatment of cataracts, visit this page on our website.

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Meet Our Persons of Vision

Prevent Blindness Florida (now Preserve Vision Florida) presented its first Person of Vision Award in 1979 and has honored over 60 of Florida’s visionary leaders who have made a profound impact on Florida and the Tampa Bay community.  

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Protecting Children’s Sight

New Online Resource to Help Protect Children’s Sight Launches from The National Center For Children’s Vision And Eye Health at Prevent Blindness and the National Association Of School Nurses (March 2, 2016) – The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has partnered with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) to create a new online resource to support school nurses in the implementation of stronger vision health programs for the students they serve. More than 12.1 million school-age children, or one in four, have some form of a vision problem which includes refractive errors…

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Protect Your Eyes at Work

Protect Your Vision in the Workplace to Keep Eyes Healthy As more people of all ages increase the amount of screen time, through computers, tablet devices, smartphones, etc., the risk of digital eye strain also increases. According to a recent report from the Vision Council, “Eyes Overexposed: The Digital Device Dilemma,” nearly nine in 10 adults spend more than two hours each day using a digital device, with one in 10 people spending at least three-fourths of their waking hours on a digital device. Digital Eye Strain is defined as “physical discomfort felt after prolonged exposure to digital screens.” Symptoms…

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