World Sight Day is the most important advocacy and communications day in the eye health calendar. In honor of World Sight Day, IEF, a founding member of VISION2020/USA, is again co-sponsoring a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 17th to raise awareness and advocate for more resources for eye health from our Congressional leaders.
IEF is proud to announce that we recently worked with Health Awareness on the 2019 Vision and Eye Health campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the Guardian newspaper and the content is available online at www.healthawareness.co.uk/eye-health/ and is also available in an online printable version here. The campaign featured exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry voices about the importance of eye health and how to safeguard your sight.
Vision 2020/USA with Leading Vision and Eye Health Groups Urge U.S. Surgeon General to Issue Call to Action for the Year 2020
- Coalition Drafts Letter to Jerome M. Adams M.D., U.S. Surgeon General, to Help Lead the Charge to Improving Vision Programs, Access to Care, and More -
A child’s eye is not simply a small adult eye. The structures are tighter and special instruments are needed to examine or perform surgery on a child’s eye, especially a newborn baby’s eye. Children who need eye surgery usually need general anesthesia because asking a child to lay very still for an hour simply doesn’t work. Pediatric ophthalmologists are somewhat of a rare breed and clinic staff who care for infants and children with eye disease need special training, technology, and a lot of patience. We cannot always help in the “patience” department, but we certainly can support specialty training and technology.