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PREVENTION OF BLINDNESS SOCIETY OF METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON

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.

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POB's headquarters are located in Washington, D.C., and the organization serves the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George's counties of Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

POB screens 8,000 children annually for vision loss and strabismus, and thousands of adults for glaucoma. The organization provides thousands of low-income and homeless community members with new eyeglasses or repairs each year, and helps those with low vision retain their independence through personalized rehabilitation programs at its Low Vision Learning Center. POB sponsors the Aging Eye Network, Macular Degeneration Network and Stargardt’s Network, which provide free public programs and support groups. For more information, visit our website.