The Fight Against
Preventable Blindness
in America

Our Declaration

Good vision is about more than just being able to read small letters from far away. It helps us understand and navigate the world around us. So much of what we perceive, learn, think and do is made possible by our sight.

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Currently, 61 million Americans—more than the populations of California and Florida combined —are at risk of severe vision loss. Yet, only half of those people visited an eye doctor last year.

In September of 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issued a national call-to-action for widespread collaboration to end preventable blindness in America by 2030.

As a leader in eye care for nearly 70 years, we at Allergan have invested billions of dollars in new treatments for the most prevalent eye conditions, including diabetic macular edema, glaucoma and dry eye. But our dedication goes beyond product development. We support over 150 organizations in their efforts to close the gaps in eye health across the globe. At Allergan we are committed to protecting and preserving America’s sight.  

If nothing changes, preventable blindness and visual impairment could double in one generation. We want to help incite change. So today, we launch See America, Allergan’s commitment to fight against preventable blindness in the U.S. We will fight against the conditions that steal the eyesight of our families, our neighbors, and our friends.

We know we cannot do this alone. We will partner with like-minded nonprofit partners and vision experts to harness the nation’s best research and thought leadership around the prevention and treatment for vision-impairing conditions and diseases.

We want to see an America where everyone cherishes the gift of sight, where everyone has access to vision care regardless of circumstance, where preventable blindness is just that—prevented.

It is projected that every four minutes, one American will experience partial or complete loss of sight. The need to confront preventable blindness has never been more urgent.

Your Eyes, Your Health

Taking proactive care of your vision is important in order to protect your sight. Some eye diseases don't cause symptoms early on, so can go undetected without a comprehensive eye exam.

Learn about the most common conditions affecting our vision below.

Find Out About Allergan

Allergan is a bold, global pharmaceutical company with operations in over 100 countries. Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live healthier lives.