About See America
See America is an eye and vision health awareness campaign from Prevent Blindness.
Eye care is at the center of everything we do. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to prevent blindness and preserve sight—and our See America initiative supports these sight-saving efforts.
We get the word out about better eye health through brochures, fact sheets, public service announcements, newsletters, media campaigns, special events, the web, and social media. Each year millions of people read, hear, or see our messages about early detection of eye disease and prevention of accidents that can cause permanent loss of sight. Our website and Resource Center (1-800-331-2020) put us within reach of anyone with Internet access or a phone.
We champion access to care.
We advocate for public policies that improve health systems nationwide and provide better access to eye health care. We work to connect patients to appropriate eye care, including distributing vouchers from industry partners for free or reduced-cost eye exams and glasses to low-income families in need.
We support groundbreaking research.
The Joanne Angle Investigator Award provides funding for research investigating public health advances related to eye health and safety. All research grants promote the core mission of Prevent Blindness: preventing blindness and preserving sight. Through our Focus Initiative, we support the collection and publication of prevalence and economic data to help health care providers, state government, and national policy makers make better decisions about eye and vision health.