Rise Up for Vision Health

Your story matters. When local, state, and federal policymakers are drafting bills that affect people with vision loss, they depend on people like you to share their experiences. Not only can you inform U.S. policy, you can inspire lasting change for millions of Americans who are blind or have visual impairment.

Legislative advocacy for vision loss can be as simple as signing a petition or voicing concern for public policy initiatives related to vision loss, accessibility and inclusion, and research. To do this, we may ask you to reach out to your elected representatives with a phone call, email, or letter. But don’t worry, we’ll share tips and messaging guidance along the way. We’ve got this!

Take Action

Become an Advocate

Stay up-to-date with Lighthouse Guild on accessibility and inclusion measures pending in U.S. Congress. We’ll let you know what bills might need our attention, and when to act. Together, we can make vision health a national priority.

Sign Up For Updates
Disability Pride Parade 2019

Find Your Federal and State Representatives

If you’re not sure who your elected officials are, visit congress.org and enter your zip code. You’ll get a quick list of your state and federal legislators, including ways to contact them.

Register to Vote

Never underestimate the power of your vote. If you’re not registered to vote, learn how to register in your state or territory:

  • Vote.org uses get-out-the-vote technology to make registering to vote quick and easy.  
  • Rock the Vote defends young people’s right to vote and offers tools to check your registration status and register up to vote.


We are proud to advocate alongside other organizations on issues that relate to vision loss treatment, research, and patient advocacy.

Share Your Story

Lighthouse Guild is collecting stories about how eye health programs benefit you and your family. These personal stories are invaluable in showing local leaders how this issue impacts real people. Share your story and help ensure our future health care system reflects the needs of our communities.

Contact Our Office for More Information

Find out more information on how you can be an advocate for vision and eye health.