Who We Are
Blindness and vision impairment are major public health problems
causing a substantial human and economic toll on individuals and
society. The Vision & Eye Health Council provides leadership and
expertise for the development of state-based vision programs.
What We Do
There remains an urgent need to improve coordination between the
public health capacity for addressing vision health and other public
health programs. We work to do the following:
- Prevent vision impairment while recognizing
that vision impairment continues to erode the quality of life for
significant numbers of individuals nationwide.
- Function as a catalyst for bringing vision health into the
public health arena.
- Aid the public health community in
its efforts to improve the nation’s vision health.