Dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight by providing services, education, advocacy and innovation. Screens children for vision loss and strabismus and adults for glaucoma. Provides thousands of low-income and homeless persons with eyeglasses. Sponsors the Aging Eye Network, the Macular Degeneration Network and Stargardt's Network that provide public programs and support groups, and offers the Low Vision Learning Center for low vision rehabilitation.

Mission

Founded in 1936, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington® (POB) is the largest local prevention of blindness agency in the United States, 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 thousands of low-income and homeless persons at its eyeglasses clinic each year.

233 Massachusetts Ave. N.E.
Washington, District of Columbia 20002 http://www.youreyes.org
(202) 234-1010

Social media

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/youreyesdc Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/youreyesdc

Programs

POB sponsors vision screenings, eye health information, safety education programs, and the Aging Eye, Macular Degeneration, and Stargardt's networks. POB also provides eye care to the low-income and homeless community.

Publications

Your Eyes Today: Monthly large-print newsletter Insight: Annual newsletter

Representative

Caren Forsten, Executive Director
Tel: 202–234–1010
Email: cforsten@youreyes.org

Education programs

Diabetic Eye Disease

Glaucoma

Healthy Vision

Low Vision

Last updated: June 25, 2019