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Protect Your Eyes at Work

Protect Your Vision in the Workplace to Keep Eyes Healthy As more people of all ages increase the amount of screen time, through computers, tablet devices, smartphones, etc., the risk of digital eye strain also increases. According to a recent report from the Vision Council, “Eyes Overexposed: The Digital Device Dilemma,” nearly nine in 10 adults spend more than two hours each day using a digital device, with one in 10 people spending at least three-fourths of their waking hours on a digital device. Digital Eye Strain is defined as “physical discomfort felt after prolonged exposure to digital screens.” Symptoms…

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Americans Share Inspiration to Preserve their Vision

February is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness (AMD) Month BRIDGEWATER, NJ – From Valentine’s Day to American Heart Health Month, February is traditionally the most heart-driven month of the year. This February, Bausch + Lomb is partnering with Prevent Blindness to encourage the public to give vision the same attention as heart health during Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month. AMD is a progressive eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in people age 50 and older1. “AMD diminishes central vision; what we use for everything from reading a computer screen to recognizing the faces of our loved ones,” said…

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Person of Vision Award 2016

Prevent Blindness Florida will present its 2016 Person of Vision Award to the Honorable Bob Buckhorn, mayor of Tampa, during a special event on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. The Person of Vision Award honors individuals who have made a profound impact on their community or the state of Florida. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has focused on the city and region’s economic leadership, stability, and most importantly, business opportunity. Today, Tampa is recognized as the competitive city it is. Our continued success in those efforts will set the stage for how and why…

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