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Prevent Blindness to Host “World Sight Day” Congressional Briefing and Free Vision Screening on Capitol Hill

Prevent Blindness, then nation’s leading eye health and safety nonprofit organization, will be hosting a Congressional Briefing.




(PRESS RELEASE) WHAT:    Prevent Blindness, then nation’s leading eye health and safety nonprofit organization, will be hosting a Congressional Briefing, and free vision screening, with support from the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, as part of this year’s World Sight Day activities. This event is sponsored by Horizon Therapeutics, Genentech and AbbVie.
World Sight Day, coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), aims to raise awareness of blindness and vision impairment as major global public health and development issues.
WHO:      Prevent Blindness 
WHEN:    Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET
WHERE:  Rayburn 2043            
                        U.S. Capitol Building

Washington, D.C.

Speaker Agenda and On-site Interview Opportunities Include:
    • David Rein, PhD, MPA, Senior Fellow and Program Area Director, NORC at the University of Chicago
    • Sara Brown, MPA, Director of Government Affairs, Prevent Blindness
    • Caren Forsten, Chief Executive Officer, Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington
    • Vivian Fridas, Public Policy Specialist, National Industries for the Blind and Manager, Advocates for Leadership and Employment Program
RSVP: For more information, or to RSVP for the World Sight Day Congressional Briefing and Vision Screening hosted by Prevent Blindness, please go here


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