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Explore our calendar of events open to the public. Get the details about in-person and virtual vision-related meetings, conferences, symposia, health observances, social media activities, and more.

National Diabetes Month 2022

November 1, 2022 - November 30, 2022

Join the conversation in November — and share information about diabetic eye disease with your community all year long.

Learn more about diabetic eye disease resources

Glaucoma Awareness Month 2023

January 1, 2023 - January 31, 2023

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States — especially for older adults and African Americans. Early treatment can stop the damage and help prevent vision loss. Join people across the country to raise awareness about glaucoma!

Learn about glaucoma awareness resources

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month 2023

February 1, 2023 - February 28, 2023

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition — it’s a leading cause of vision loss for older adults. 

Learn about AMD

Low Vision Awareness Month 2023

February 1, 2023 - February 28, 2023

Vision impairment — including low vision — affects millions of Americans and can make it hard to do things like reading, shopping, cooking, or writing.  Vision rehabilitation can help people with low vision stay independent and make the most of their sight. During February help spread the word in your community about vision rehabilitation services. 

Learn more about low vision awareness month

National Advisory Eye Council Meeting, February 3, 2023

February 3, 2023 - February 03, 2023
Rockville, MD

The National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) advises NEI on funding decisions, initiatives, and strategic planning. The meeting location and time will be published on the NAEC meeting agenda page , when available.

View the videocast on the day of the event.

RDIG-NNRL Symposium: Emerging Horizons in Retinal Genetics, Biology and Disease

March 16, 2023 - March 17, 2023
Bethesda, MD

The Retinal Disease Interest Group (RDIG)  and the Neurobiology Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory (NNRL) is  hosting a symposium  on the Emerging Horizons in Retinal Genetics, Biology and Disease.  An excellent slate of junior and senior scientists  will discuss their recent research of interest in the field of retina. 

This will be a hybrid event via Zoom and in person.

View the live event

Healthy Vision Month 2023

May 1, 2023 - May 31, 2023

Join people across the country to spread the word about eye health and strategies to prevent vision loss and blindness!  

Learn more about healthy vision resources

National Advisory Eye Council Meeting, June 16, 2023

June 16, 2023 - June 16, 2023
Rockville, MD

The National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) advises NEI on funding decisions, initiatives, and strategic planning. The meeting location and time will be published on the NAEC meeting agenda page , when available.

View the videocast on the day of the event.

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month 2023

August 1, 2023 - August 31, 2023

Join the National Eye Institute in highlighting the importance of protecting children’s vision and eye health. 

Learn more about how to keep eyes healthy

Healthy Aging Month 2023

September 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023

Help raise awareness about eye health and aging! Let people in your community know how they can protect their vision as they get older.

Find vision and aging resources

Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

September 15, 2023 - October 15, 2023

Join the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) in connecting the Hispanic/Latino community with materials and resources to promote eye health — available in both English and Spanish.

Find materials on eye health among Hispanics/Latinos

National Advisory Eye Council Meeting, October 13, 2023

October 13, 2023 - October 13, 2023
Rockville, MD

The National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) advises NEI on funding decisions, initiatives, and strategic planning. The meeting location and time will be published on the NAEC meeting agenda page , when available.

View the videocast on the day of the event.

National Diabetes Month 2023

November 1, 2023 - November 30, 2023

Share information about diabetic eye disease with your community all year long.

Learn more about diabetic eye disease resources

Last updated: September 9, 2022