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Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington1775 Church Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Web Site: http://www.youreyes.org
Founded in 1936, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan WashingtonŽ (POB), the largest local prevention of blindness agency in the United States, is dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight by providing services, education, advocacy, and innovation. POB screens more than 8,000 children annually for vision loss and strabismus and 6,600 adults for glaucoma. POB also serves nearly 8,000 low-income and homeless persons at its eyeglasses clinic. POB sponsors the Aging Eye Network, the Macular Degeneration Network, and the Stargardt's Network.
Sponsors vision screenings, eye health information, safety education programs, and the Aging Eye and Macular Degeneration Networks as well as provides eye care to the poor and homeless.
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