Congressional Vision Caucus adds first Senate member.
Senator Pete V. Domenici (Republican--New Mexico) recently became the first member of the U.S. Senate to join the Congressional Vision Caucus (CVC), a bicameral and bipartisan coalition of more than 100 congressional members that is co-chaired by Representative Gene Green (Democrat--Texas), Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican--Florida), Representative David Price (DemocratNorth Carolina), and Representative Patrick Tiberi (Republican--Ohio). The goals of CVC are to strengthen and stimulate a national dialogue and policy on "vision-related problems and disabilities" with a focus on three priority areas: research, disease prevention and public health, and access to treatment and rehabilitation. Supported by Prevent Blindness America, CVC intends to raise awareness in the United States of the number of Americans who are at risk for age-related visual disorders; provide better understanding of the personal risk of vision loss and stress the importance of necessary steps to preserve and protect eyesight; inform communities so they may prepare treatment and rehabilitation services; educate government leaders so they comprehend the scope of eye problems in the nation; and ensure that adequate resources are directed toward the research, prevention, and treatment of eye diseases. For more information, contact: Prevent Blindness America, 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606; phone: 800-331-2020; web site: <www.preventblindness.org>.
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|Publication:||Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2007|
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