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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.


Why Join Us


To help the coordinated public health approach to improving the nation’s vision health which includes: engaging key national partners, collaborating with state and local health departments, implementing vision surveillance and evaluation systems, eliminating eye health disparities by focusing on at-risk populations and integrating vision health interventions into existing public health programs.



Contact Us

Cheryl Metheny
Chair, Vision & Eye Health Council