Prevent Blindness has announced a submission deadline of February 3, 2023 at noon ET for two awards: the 2023 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health and the 2023 Prevent Blindness Rising Visionary Award. Both awards will be presented at the Focus on Eye Health Summit in July 2023, including an invitation to speak at that event.
Presented annually, the Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health recognizes an individual, group, or organizations for significant contributions to advancing public health related to vision and eye health locally or at the state, national, and/or international levels. It pays tribute to Jenny Pomeroy, former CEO of Prevent Blindness Georgia, who “brought a passionate understanding of public health to her work and (the Prevent Blindness) mission.”
Also presented each year, the Prevent Blindness Rising Visionary Award is given to a student, intern, or resident in a health-related field whose application and essay addresses the theme of the 2023 Focus on Eye Health Summit theme: Why the Eye? Nominees need to be located in the United States and pursuing a career in optometry, ophthalmology, primary health care, nursing, or other health-related field.
For a nomination form, submission requirements, and additional information: Click here for the Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health and here for the Prevent Blindness Rising Visionary Award.