Eye Health Summit: 'Create one vision health message'

More than 110 vision community representatives gathered at the Eye Health Summit in July to build consensus in the vision community on a public health/eye health message and to outline an implementation plan for delivering the message.

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Chicago-More than 110 vision community representatives gathered at the Eye Health Summit in July to build consensus in the vision community on a public health/eye health message and to outline an implementation plan for delivering the message.

Vision problems are the second most prevalent health problem in the United States, affecting more than 120 million Americans, according to a report from the summit. The summit focused on building a unified public health message that could lead to earlier diagnosis of disease and improved quality of life.

"By bringing together professional associations, trade associations, major manufacturers, non-profit groups, retailers, vision-care plans, and government agencies, we hope to take meaningful steps to improving Americans' eye health," said Ed Greene, chief executive officer of The Vision Council, which hosted the summit.