Vision 2020 USA will hold a briefing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, October 13 on "Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow,"
a new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) consensus study. The "report examines core principles and recommends public health strategies to reduce visual impairment and promote eye health in the United States." Jeff Todd, chair of Vision 2020 USA and COO of Prevent Blindness will lead an expert panel including: Lori Grover, OD, PhD of King Devick Test, Inc., Eve Higginbotham, SM, MD of Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, and Meg McCoy, JD, MPH of NASEM.
As a founding member of Vision 2020/USA, IEF is a co-sponsor for the World Sight Day briefing. World Sight Day is an international day of awareness held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment.