Latest Vision Council Stories

2014-05-20 12:33:29

Nearly 30% Never Wear Shades, Leaving Eyes at Risk for Vision Damage ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Americans are unaware of the vision damage caused by prolonged exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, according to The Vision Council's 2014 Sun Protection Survey. Long and short-term eye damage can be prevented with the frequent use of UV-protective sunglasses, a habit that less than half of Americans are practicing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140520/89384...

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...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.