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Jun 24, 2019, 07:00 ET The Vision Council Shines Light On The Importance Of Protecting Your Eyes Year-Round Through National Sunglasses Day

Have a grasp on protecting the eyes from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays? Answer these true-or-false questions to find out... Darker lenses...


Mar 18, 2019, 08:01 ET From 3D-Printed Eyewear To Sustainable Fashion And Beyond, Vision Expo East Showcases Advancements & Innovation In The Eyecare Industry New York City, March 21-24

With a laser-like focus on innovation benefiting eyecare providers and consumers alike, the annual Vision Expo East will take place at the Javits...


Jan 07, 2019, 07:30 ET The Vision Council Shines Light On Protecting Sight - And Health - In A Multi-Screen Era

With an increase in digital technology – most vibrantly seen at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins tomorrow in Las Vegas – more ...


Aug 07, 2018, 08:01 ET Backpack, Notebooks, Pencils...Glasses?

Parents want to give their children everything they need to do well in school, but often one thing gets overlooked: eye exams. This back-to-school...


Jun 25, 2018, 07:01 ET The Vision Council Illuminates The Critical Importance Of UV Eye Protection For National Sunglasses Day

Sunwear is always in season – despite the weather or time of year. But with National Sunglasses Day in a few short days – taking place on June 27th – ...


Jan 08, 2018, 08:01 ET Technology May Make Life Easier, But It Isn't Necessarily Easy On The Eyes

With the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicking off in Las Vegas tomorrow, countless new devices outfitted with digital screens will be...


Aug 02, 2017, 07:01 ET Back-To-School Eyewear Tips & Trends For Children

With 80 percent of learning coming through the eyes according to Think About Your Eyes, this back-to-school season, it's more important than ever to...


Jun 22, 2017, 07:01 ET The Vision Council Uncovers The Importance Of UV Eye Protection For National Sunglasses Day

For the fourth year in a row, The Vision Council will be hosting National Sunglasses Day. Taking place Tuesday, June 27th, National Sunglasses Day is ...


Mar 06, 2017, 08:01 ET You Don't Have To Sacrifice Style For Eye Health

Experiencing the side effects of looking at digital devices – think computers, smartphones, tablets, televisions and more – is no fun. And not...


Aug 30, 2016, 09:01 ET Labor Day Insight For The Traveling American

As the last long weekend of summer, Labor Day may provide people with a final warm-weather opportunity to leave town and discover new places....


Aug 02, 2016, 09:01 ET Back-to-School Eyewear Tips & Trends For Children!

Eyewear should be part of every child's wardrobe, not only as a style accessory, but more importantly as a health necessity – after all, 80 percent...


Jun 22, 2016, 09:01 ET Sport Your Favorite Sunglasses And Post A #SunglassSelfie To Shine A Light On National Sunglasses Day June 27!

The Vision Council will be hosting National Sunglasses Day this Monday, June 27th – a day that annually reminds people that wearing sunglasses is not ...


May 04, 2016, 12:01 ET Many Americans Putting Vision at Risk from Sun Damage

Three-quarters of Americans are concerned about potential eye problems from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, yet only 31 percent protect their eyes...


Jan 06, 2016, 12:01 ET Nearly 80% of Americans with Digital Eye Strain Use Multiple Screens

Nearly eight of every 10 Americans who suffer from digital eye strain (DES) use two or more devices simultaneously, according to a nationwide survey...


Jun 25, 2015, 10:41 ET The Need to Wear Your Shades, Year-Round: Celebrating National Sunglasses Day

As June 27 marks National Sunglasses Day, The Vision Council is highlighting the importance of UV-protective eyewear, including sunglasses, to...


May 19, 2015, 10:47 ET Americans Underestimate Serious Eye Health Risks of UV Radiation

A new report released today by The Vision Council finds more than 25 percent of U.S. adults rarely or never wear sunglasses, leaving eyes at risk of...


Mar 03, 2015, 08:00 ET New Report Spotlights Low Vision as Growing Public Health Issue

More than 39 million Americans suffer from severe vision impairment or a disorder that compromises ocular health with the prevalence expected to rise ...


Jan 07, 2015, 08:15 ET Nearly 95 Percent of Americans at Risk for Digital Eye Strain with Increased Device Use

A report by The Vision Council finds nearly 95 percent of Americans spend two or more hours every day on digital devices, permeating all aspects of...


May 20, 2014, 10:36 ET The Vision Council: Americans Underestimate Eye Damage from Sun's Ultraviolet Rays

Many Americans are unaware of the vision damage caused by prolonged exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, according to The Vision Council's...


May 08, 2013, 08:00 ET Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Do Not Protect Their Eyes from UV Radiation

Despite the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation (UV) to eyes and vision, 40 percent of U.S. adults do not wear sunglasses while outdoors, and...


Feb 28, 2013, 10:00 ET The Vision Council Launches Online Resource for Low Vision and Saving Sight

The Vision Council is pleased to announce the launch of www.whatislowvision.org -- a new web site created to educate the public on low vision, its...


Sep 20, 2012, 09:00 ET Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults Report Discomfort While Using Digital Devices

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults experience some form of digital eye strain while using digital devices. In a new report, Keeping Your Eyes Safe in a ...


May 17, 2012, 02:14 ET New Report Outlines UV Danger to Eyes from Missing Sunglasses

More than 55 percent of adults in the United States lose or break their sunglasses every year, according to a new report by The Vision Council. For...


Dec 08, 2011, 12:23 ET Make Sunglasses a Packing Necessity for Winter Travel

Many Americans put away their sunglasses and UV eye protection this time of year, but there is still a glaring need to protect the eyes and the skin...


May 18, 2011, 08:48 ET Some in U.S. Frequently Face High UV Exposure

Without protective measures, residents' eyes and skin in U.S. cities are at high risk of exposure from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Despite...