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Latest Vision Council Stories

2013-07-22 08:28:02

Vision Community Unites to Bring Attention to the Importance of Annual Comprehensive Eye Exams ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Myth versus reality hits hard when it comes to Americans and their vision health. In fact, 82 percent of Americans fear losing their vision[1], yet more than half of our nation is not getting regular, preventative eye care[2]. Today, the Think About Your Eyes initiative, sponsored by a non-profit organization under The Vision Council, launched...

2013-05-08 08:29:48

New Report by The Vision Council Examines Gaps in UV Safety ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation (UV) to eyes and vision, 40 percent of U.S. adults do not wear sunglasses while outdoors, and nearly half of drivers do not protect their eyes on the road. Unprotected exposure to the sun increases risk for serious vision problems like cataracts, abnormal eye growths, cancer of the eye and surrounding skin, and...

2013-02-28 12:27:03

Web site goes live today ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vision Council is pleased to announce the launch of www.whatislowvision.org -- a new web site created to educate the public on low vision, its symptoms, and the resources available to help. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/PH61076LOGO-a )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/PH61076LOGO-b ) As America's baby boomers enter their senior years, they may notice a gradual loss in...

2012-09-20 02:29:42

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults experience some form of digital eye strain while using digital devices. In a new report, Keeping Your Eyes Safe in a Digital Age, The Vision Council examines how the prolonged use of digital devices impact eye health. Digital device use is on the rise, and the mounting reliance on technologies like tablets and smartphones is expected to grow. More than one-third of U.S. adults now spend four to six...

2012-05-17 10:23:06

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 55 percent of adults in the United States lose or break their sunglasses every year, according to a new report by The Vision Council. For these and the 27 percent of adults who do not wear sunglasses, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation could end up costing them a lot more than a new pair of shades. The report, Finding Your Shades, Protecting Your Vision, outlines the long and short term effects that can occur as a result...

2011-12-08 11:23:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans put away their sunglasses and UV eye protection this time of year, but there is still a glaring need to protect the eyes and the skin around them from overexposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. The Vision Council recommends UV eye protection that fit every travelers needs. "No matter where you are travelling this winter, the risk of damage to eyes from unprotected UV exposure is still present. The...

2010-12-07 23:01:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each day nearly 2,000 American workers suffer from avoidable workplace eye injuries that require medical treatment. Despite the risk of eye injury, many workers bypass appropriate precautions to protect their eyes. Today The Vision Council, with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), announced the release of a new issue brief, Eye Safety At-a-Glance: Protecting Your Vision at Work, about the importance of protecting eyes...

2009-10-23 09:00:00

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to The Vision Council(1), 63 percent of American adults wear eyeglasses. For many, finding the ideal frames can be compared to locating the perfect pair of jeans - both require trial and error before discovering a pair that best fits one's shape, style and budget. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091023/DA97820) "Finding the perfect frames doesn't have to be difficult or break the bank," said supermodel...

2009-09-09 23:01:00

New Report Highlights Best and Worst State Laws Protecting Kids' Vision ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by The Vision Council, Making the Grade? finds state laws regarding vision assessments for children entering school are inconsistent, impeding children's ability to succeed in school. Since 80 percent of what children learn is through visual processing of information, undetected vision problems can severely impact a child's cognitive development. Early...

2009-05-29 18:16:00

WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phoenix Suns forward Amar'e Stoudemire shared his personal experience with a season-ending sports-related eye injury at The Vision Council's Vision Summit in Washington, DC. In late February, Stoudemire underwent surgery to repair a detached retina following an on-court incident. The injury and subsequent surgery ended the all-star's season, which led Stoudemire to declare he will never again play basketball without protective eyewear. (Photo:...