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Jan 03, 2018, 08:00 ET Lighthouse Guild Offers Health Tips to Support Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for Americans age 60 and over. Of the estimated three million people in the United States who...


Nov 11, 2017, 15:00 ET Lighthouse Guild Offers Innovative Vision Rehabilitation eLearning Program for Ophthalmologists

Vision rehabilitation is the standard of care for patients who are losing their vision and ophthalmologists are key to improving access to care for...


Nov 02, 2017, 08:30 ET Lighthouse Guild Offers Health Tips to Support Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Lighthouse Guild has a number of tips for people with diabetes or who are at risk for it. "If you have...


Oct 23, 2017, 17:30 ET Lighthouse Guild Honors Scientists at Bressler Vision Science Symposium and Pisart Award Lecture

Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for profit vision and healthcare organization, honored two scientists for their significant achievements in...


Oct 12, 2017, 07:00 ET Citing Lancet Study, Lighthouse Guild Calls for Stronger Effort to Deal with Global Increase in Blindness and Vision Impairment

Lighthouse Guild is calling for a stronger effort to reverse the worldwide increase in blindness and vision impairment in response to a new study...


Oct 11, 2017, 14:15 ET Lighthouse Guild to Host Alfred W. Bressler Vision Science Symposium and Pisart Award Lecture

Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, will host the 2017 Alfred W. Bressler Vision Science Symposium and...


Aug 22, 2017, 08:00 ET Lighthouse Guild Announces National Scholarships to Students Who Are Blind and Awards to Their Motivational Teachers

Students face many hurdles to getting accepted and paying for the college of their choice. For a student with vision loss it can be especially...


Aug 09, 2017, 10:40 ET Do You Need Your Eyes Examined? Lighthouse Guild Offers Five Vision Tips During National Eye Exam Month

August is National Eye Exam Month. Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated to addressing and preventing...


Mar 06, 2017, 14:30 ET Yoshikazu Imanishi, PhD, Receives 2017 Pisart Award For Outstanding Achievements in Vision Science Research

Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, today announced that Yoshikazu Imanishi is the recipient of the...


Mar 06, 2017, 14:30 ET 2017 Bressler Prize Awarded to Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD, for Outstanding Accomplishments in Vision Science Research

Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, today announced that distinguished scientist and clinician Russell...


Feb 01, 2017, 07:30 ET Lighthouse Guild and Bookshare® Announce New Program Offering OnLine Library for Free to Eligible Students Who Are Visually Impaired

Reading is a simple pleasure. However, millions of people are denied the joy of reading due to vision loss. Now, Lighthouse Guild and Bookshare®...


Jan 30, 2017, 08:58 ET Lighthouse Guild Offers Tips for Good Eye Health

Keeping eyes healthy is important at any age, beginning with young children. As part of its support for Low Vision Awareness Month this February,...


Jan 03, 2017, 08:30 ET Mark Ackermann of Lighthouse Guild Named Board Chair of VisionServe Alliance

Mark G. Ackermann, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lighthouse Guild and President of a number of its affiliate...


Oct 25, 2016, 10:00 ET Columbia University Medical Center and Lighthouse Guild to Hold Conference on New Technologies for the Patients with Vision Loss

Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, will host its 2016 Alfred W. Bressler Vision Science Symposium and...


Aug 30, 2016, 07:06 ET Two of the World's Largest Vision Organizations Cross an Ocean to Connect People Who Are Blind

 Lighthouse Guild, based in New York, and Royal National Institute of Blind People, are announcing a new collaboration that will provide...


Jul 12, 2016, 07:18 ET Lighthouse Guild Focuses On The Psychological Impact Of Blindness And Vision Loss

Having the ability to see is something many of us take for granted. However, for the millions of people who are blind or have vision loss, the...


May 04, 2016, 15:30 ET Vision Loss Linked To Increased Hospital Length of Stay, Higher Readmission Rates and Increased Costs

 A national study has found that patients with vision loss who are admitted to the hospital for common disorders, spend more time in the...


Jan 28, 2016, 09:30 ET Lighthouse Guild Adds Key Executives to Management Team

 Lighthouse Guild International (LGI) is the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare organization with a long history of addressing the...


Jan 05, 2015, 09:30 ET Lighthouse Guild and EHE International Partner to Raise Awareness and Improve the Lives of People who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare organization and EHE International, a recognized leader in preventive...


Oct 06, 2014, 09:30 ET Lighthouse Guild Announces Week-Long Series of Events to Address Avoidable Blindness

 Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare organization, today joined the call to action against avoidable blindness by...