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Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington

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Volunteer your expertise and time outside your office by providing critical eye care in a mobile clinic setting for children who may not otherwise have access to eye care. Getting the help they need can be life-changing for these children. Not only will it improve their vision and therefore quality of life, but early access to eye care also improves learning outcomes and employment opportunities later in life.

Our program provides the necessary evaluation equipment and oversees the necessary administrative tasks to connect you with a school or nonprofit in your community serving children in need. Your help (whether it is once a month, once a quarter, or once a year), goes a long way for your local community. During a four- to six-hour Pop-Up Mobile Vision Clinic, we are able to provide eye exams and eyeglasses to 25 children who would not have access to these services elsewhere.

In Greater Washington, there are at least 4,000 children living in poverty who are in need of eye exams. With your help, we can equip these children to succeed within and beyond the classroom, setting them up for a lifetime of educational and personal success.

Opportunities available for Licensed Optometrists in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and/or Virginia.
Events take place in Washington, DC; Montgomery and Prince George's Counties of Maryland; and Northern Virginia

For insurance purposes, our volunteer eye doctors must have current liability insurance and must maintain an active license in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and/or Virginia. At this time, all volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to volunteering.

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About Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington


415 2nd St NE #200, Washington, DC 20002, US

Mission Statement

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.


Each year, POB impacts approximately 13,000 community members through our evidence-based programs - including vision acuity and glaucoma screenings, eyeglasses distributions and fittings, educational vision resources and events, low vision rehabilitation services and support group networks, and more. We remain committed to comprehensive vision health, ethical service within the community, deep respect for individuals and families in all circumstances, innovation in service delivery, and serving as a facilitator among our medical and social service peers.

Our organization serves the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties of Maryland.

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine


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Multiple locations Washington, DC 20002







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