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Focus On Eye Health National Summit

A Live Virtual Event

Location: A Live Virtual Event

On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020, Prevent Blindness will host the 9th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit as a live virtual event.

Time: Noon – 3pm Eastern

Focus on Eye Health National Summit: An Eye to the Future

The Focus on Eye Health National Summit elevates the national dialogue among diverse stakeholder groups around vision and significant population health issues such as surveillance, equity, prevention messaging, service integration, program development, and dissemination of best practices. Summit participants will have the opportunity to develop new collaborations, integrate new vision health messages and procedures into their outreach, and improve lines of communication with internal and external partners.

The Summit will include a variety of presentations related to this year’s theme, “An Eye to the Future.”  The agenda will recognize the importance of the year 2020 for vision – and look beyond this moment to the technologies, treatments, social impacts, and policies that will shape vision health in America in the coming decades.


July 15, 2020 – 12:00-3:00pm Eastern

NOTE: Exhibit hall booths will be open to visit from 11am-4pm Eastern on the day of the event.

Keynote Presentation:

WHO World Report on Vision
Peter Holland, CEO, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Additional Presentations:

US Population and Vision Health in 2020 and Beyond
Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD, Fran & Ray Stark Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology, UCLA Stein Eye Institute
Shefa Gordon, PhD, Associate Director for Science Policy and Legislation, National Eye Institute, NIH

2020 Rising Visionary Awardee
Araba Otoo, MPH, 3rd-year Optometry Student, The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Future of Vision Treatment and Research
Sayoko (Sy) E. Moroi, MD, PhD, Chair and Director of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
L. Penny Rosenblum, PhD, Director of Research, American Foundation for the Blind

2020 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health
Rebecca Coakley, MA, CLVT, Director of Outreach, West Virginia University Eye Institute, Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program

Register Today!