1775 Church Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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 7,500 children annually for developmental eye problems, and provides nearly 4,500 new eyeglasses to low-income and homeless persons at its free clinic. POB sponsors the Aging Eye Network, the Macular Degeneration Network and the Stargardt’s Network.
Children & Youth, Disabled, Elderly, Health & Disease, Homeless