April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

While all women are different, they all have one thing in common: an increased risk for eye diseases. Did you know:  On average, women live longer than men and many eye diseases are brought on due to aging.  In the U.S., 63% of those that are blind and 62% of those visually impaired are women.   Common

Women’s Health Month Vision Success Stories

Meet Ana! "This program [NACDD] has really helped me and my husband a lot. I really liked how it was run from the vision screening/questionnaire and application process to help finding an eye doctor and making an appointment. Last week both myself and my husband received a new pair of glasses and now I see

FY-EYE: March 2021

      FY-Eye: March 2021 Adult Vision Health Programming While 2020 had its challenges, the staff at Prevent Blindness Wisconsin harnessed their efforts and worked hard to expand the Adult Vision Health Program (AVHP). While in-person screenings ceased for most programs, the Adult Vision Health Program was able to alter procedures and offer completely

FY-Eye: February 2021

    FY-Eye: February 2021 For over 30 years, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin has partnered with school and public health nurses across Wisconsin. Through our partnership and collaboration, hundreds of thousands of children receive sight-saving vision screenings, vision health education, and assistance navigating the vision care system. Together, we set children on a path for lifelong

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month!

To learn more about AMD, please visit Bausch + Lomb’s Sight Matters Facebook Page. Throughout the month of February, for every like or share on any post with the heading ‘Bausch + Lomb: 1 Like = $1 Donation’ a donation will be made to Prevent Blindness for up to $50,000. Let’s spread this good word and awareness for AMD

FY-Eye: January 2021

    FY-Eye: January 2021   Prevent Blindness Wisconsin ensures children have healthy vision to learn while providing essential vision health education to future healthcare providers through our student Vision Screener Training and Certification Program – High School and University Partnerships. We work with nursing and pre-health programs, pre-health clubs and associations, and service organizations

FY-Eye: December 2020

  FY-Eye: December 2020   The year 2020 was filled with a lot of uncertainty and fear for many of us; however, for PBW it was filled with new opportunities, places of growth, and team bonding. We would like to thank all of our partners, volunteers, donors, funders and, most importantly the clients we served.

UW-Parkside Capstone Partnership

During the Fall 2020 semester, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin was lucky enough to partner with three Health Communication Capstone students at UW-Parkside. The three students completed research on the impact of screen time and vision health and created educational materials sharing their findings. PBW staff enjoyed working with the three students, Samantha Porter, Kaila McLaurin, Mohamed

PBW in the News

Prevent Blindness Wisconsin is honored to have participated in the Biz Times Giving Guide. We are thrilled to share our work alongside many of our local partners. To see our two page add you can follow the link here: Biz Times