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New SIGHT Program Offers Free Eye Exams to Those Living in NYCHA Buildings

Columbia University has launched this plan to help those over the age of 40 who, under different circumstances, are having vision problems and do not have access to a specialist. At the moment they have made a presence in East Harlem and Washington Heights, but according to spokes staff Stefania Murari, the idea is to reach more communities.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Columbia University
05/2021

CDC Aims to Break Down Telemed Barriers in Glaucoma

Telemedicine was embedded into health care and optometry long before COVID-19, but the spring 2020 lockdown prompted even some virtual visit naysayers to rethink their position in order to ensure continuity of care.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Columbia University
  • University of Alabama Birmingham
  • University of Michigan
03/2021

Hamilton & University of Michigan Work Together to Prevent Eye Diseases

Hamilton Community Health Network and the University of Michigan MI-SIGHT program are collaborating to provide eye care to our community members through a research study. The program offers eye disease screenings and free or low-cost glasses to patients.
  • University of Michigan
03/2021

Improving Access to Glaucoma Care: A Population Health Priority

The COVID-19 pandemic has not affected everyone equally. The headlines have been broadcasting that there are serious disparities in how the pandemic is affecting people of color. A Perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine stated that “The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the magnitude of U.S. health inequities
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • University of Michigan
03/2021

RPB Hosts Virtual Glaucoma Event

In January, Research to Prevent Blindness held a virtual event, "RPB Lunch & Learn: Eye on Glaucoma," designed to educate RPB's patient community on glaucoma management and cutting-edge research. The event featured current and former RPB grantees:
  • University of Michigan
02/2021