Lumata Health and Prevent Blindness Join Forces to Tackle Mental Health Challenges for Americans with Vision Loss
Lumata Health, a healthcare startup that aims to prevent vision loss from chronic eye diseases, has partnered with Prevent Blindness, the leading volunteer eye health and safety organization in the US, to address barriers to care for patients. The partnership will initially focus on providing mental health resources to individuals with chronic eye diseases, including anxiety and depression. With over seven million Americans experiencing vision impairment and one in four adults with vision loss experiencing anxiety or depression, the partnership is timely and vital.
To kick off the partnership, Lumata Health and Prevent Blindness will collaborate on a training program for Lumata’s certified eye care coordinators. The program will focus on capacity building around mental health resources and support for individuals experiencing vision loss and blindness. Lumata’s care coordinators work directly with patients to ensure adherence to their doctor’s care plan and address barriers to care.
This partnership will enable Lumata’s team of care coordinators to connect with various resources in any given geographical area to support low vision patients. Lumata Health currently serves thousands of patients suffering from vision-threatening chronic eye conditions through partnerships with ophthalmology clinics and health systems. Patients supported by Lumata Health’s intelligent eye care management platform miss an average of 30% fewer appointments.
Prevent Blindness was founded over one hundred years ago, and together with its six state affiliates, advocates and engages millions of people each year to promote eye health and vision preservation. The organization’s services include public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screening and training, community and patient service programs, and research.
The partnership between Lumata Health and Prevent Blindness will go a long way in addressing mental health issues among patients with chronic eye diseases. By providing impactful resources and support, the two organizations hope to prevent preventable blindness and preserve vision in the US. Follow Lumata Health and Prevent Blindness on their social channels for the latest news and information.
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