AEVR Supports 2018 World Sight Day Congressional Briefing Focusing on Cost-Effective Treatments
Right: VISION 2020 USA Chair Mitchell Brinks, MD, MPH, moderated and spoke briefly about the range of vision impairments and diseases. Left: Kevin Frick, PhD (John Hopkins Carey School of Business) spoke about his research into the return on the federal investment in Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), conducted for ARVO’s “Telling the Story of OCT,” which was published in the January 2018 edition of American Journal of Ophthalmology. Middle: Terri Gossard, OD, MS (The Vision Center at Oyler School) spoke about a federally and privately funded program in Cincinnati’s public schools to screen children and correct refractive errors
The October 11 Briefing, held by VISION 2020 USA and supported by 15 vision organizations (see box below), focused on cost-effective treatments for Uncorrected Refractive Errors (URE) and other vision impairments and diseases.
About VISION 2020 USA
VISION 2020 USA has been organized to better coordinate the efforts of the many US organizations working in the field of blindness prevention, both nationally and internationally. VISION 2020 USA is committed to assuring the right to sight for all peoples both within the US and countries outside the US. Launched in 2009, nearly 40 organizations have come together under the VISION 2020 USA umbrella, which is the national entity within the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and its VISION 2020: The Right To Sight initiative.
WSD Briefing Sponsors included:
Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Optometric Association
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Himalayan Cataract Project
International Eye Foundation
Lions Clubs International Foundation
The Macula Society
Oregon Health and Sciences University
Vision Impact Institute