Programs for Kids
Giving Kids a Bright Future
Learn how kids are set up for success through our Bright Eyes vision screening program and Glasses4Scholars mobile vision clinic.
Programs for Adults
A Lifetime of Healthy Vision
Learn about our affordable eyeglasses clinic and See For Yourself screening and education program.
Programs for Individuals with Low Vision
Low Vision and You
Learn about how Low Vision Learning Center, Low Vision Resource and Support Group Network, and Low Vision Rehabilitation can help you along your vision journey.

About Us

 

Founded in 1936, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) is dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight and quality of life by providing services and education, and by championing healthy vision and innovation to everyone in our area.

Programs

 
 

Each year, POB impacts more than 13,000 community members through our evidence-based programs for children and adults with low vision. These programs include vision acuity and glaucoma screenings, eyeglasses distributions and fittings, educational events on vision health, low vision rehabilitation, resource assistance, support groups, and more.

Resources

POB has a suite of community resources for all ages and levels of vision. Our Low Vision Resource Guide offers everything you need to navigate your vision journey — whether you are seeking support for recent vision loss, long-time vision loss, or for family members or caregivers. Additionally, our resources will help you locate local eye care providers, find financial assistance for eye care, and more.

Events

Get Involved

Thanks to your generosity, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington brings critical vision health and support services to more than 13,000 of our neighbors that need it most each year. We are so grateful for your support as we continue to do everything we can to improve and preserve sight and quality of life!

Whether you want to give your time, raise awareness, or donate in honor of a loved one, you have the power to be a champion for vision health!

Image of an adult woman volunteering at an eye health-related event.