A Campaign for Sight
In Focus
Support our Capital Campaign and help lead the movement towards healthy vision at every stage of life!
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.
Support Along Your Vision Journey
For People with Vision Impairment
Learn about how Vision Resource and Support Network, Low Vision Resource Center, and Vision Rehabilitation can help you.



Each year, POB impacts more than 13,000 community members through our evidence-based programs for children, adults, and people with vision impairment.

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.


POB has 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.


Get Involved

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.