Alabama Vision Coalition

The Alabama Vision Coalition supports access to vision care, education, and research in Alabama


News we can all use! And the world can thank Alabama scientists for developing it! 03/23/2018

13-Year-Old Boy Is First Person in US to Receive Newly Approved Gene Therapy for Blindness On Tuesday, a 13-year-old boy from New Jersey was at the center of medical history as he became the first person in the US to receive an FDA-approved gene therapy for an inherited disease. The event marks the beginning of a new era of medicine, one in which devastating genetic conditions that we are...


CBS News

"We've restored vision where there was none," a researcher says.


JAMA Ophthalmology

The USPSTF recommends vision screening at least once in all children aged 3 to 5 years to detect amblyopia or its risk factors. (B recommendation)



They aren't there for traction, as we thought. 09/25/2017

Vision and Hearing Loss Are Tied to Cognitive Decline When the brain struggles to make sense of the world it may be less able to perform other important tasks. 09/13/2017

Camp Courage begins Thursday TUSCUMBIA-- Camp Courage: A Helen Keller Experience, is set for Thursday through Saturday with double the number of participants from last year.


The New York Times

Congress not only rejected Trump's deep cuts to the National Institutes of Health; lawmakers joined forces to increase spending on biomedical research.


UAB Callahan Eye Hospital

UAB Callahan Eye Hospital is honored to be recognized as one of the "Best of Birmingham" by Birmingham Magazine!


Montgomery Advertiser

After years of struggles to preserve state workers’ health insurance, members of the board overseeing the program Tuesday got something unexpected: good news. 08/22/2017

Here Are the Eye Damage Symptoms to Worry About After Watching the Eclipse You might need a doctor. 08/20/2017

When and When Not to Use Your Solar Eclipse Glasses on August 21 — Travel + Leisure Know your perilous partial from your totally safe totality to avoid making this eclipse a sight for sore eyes.


NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

Fifty-five years ago, Lou Tomososki looked at an eclipse for a few seconds and damaged his eye forever.



What seemed like a silly dare at the time turned into one of the biggest mistakes of their lives. By nightfall, both Tomososki and his buddy were having vision problems.


NBC News

Watching the eclipse without proper eye protection can cause serious damage — and children are at a higher risk.

via NBC News BETTER 08/12/2017

You Can Get Free Eclipse Glasses at Your Local Library They're giving away millions of them!


Pensacola News Journal

Airbags could send your knees through your eye sockets


Prevent Blindness

Does your child wear glasses? It's important that he or she wear them exactly as prescribed by the eye doctor. Tell your child's teachers or other adult guardians that your child needs glasses to see well and should be wearing them at school and/or away from home. 08/10/2017

Blurry Eyes, Clarity of Vision

An excellent article on vision loss and empathy ... This writer's eye woes made her think differently about her dad's 08/06/2017

Can I photograph the eclipse with my smartphone? | Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's te... 08/03/2017

Retired couple creates senior friendly car sharing ride service Common Courtesy founders Bob and Anne Carr on making car sharing more senior friendly.


UAB Callahan Eye Hospital

UAB Ophthalmology's Dr. Tyler Hall explains why you should protect your eyes from the upcoming eclipse on Monday, August 21st.


American Red Cross

Making plans for the solar eclipse headed our way? 07/28/2017

Behind the Scenes of Last Night’s Health Care Vote – Senator Chris Murphy – Medium Last night was an historic moment in the U.S. Senate. One that wouldn’t have been possible without so many of your calls, emails, protests…


Montgomery Advertiser

“This flexibility brought us to a crossroads where we reconsidered the risks and rewards of RCOs, and decided instead to pursue new reform options which bring less risks and similar outcomes,” Ivey said in her statement.



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