Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors


415 2nd St NE #200Washington, DC 20002 United States

Organization Information

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.


Would you recommend Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington?
1 review Write a review
by Karen W. (February 11, 2020)
The people are so friendly! It was my first volunteer experience and I hope to be able to help again in future.

Report this organization