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Don't Leave Your Children in the Dark; Save their Vision!

Prevent Blindness Northern California in San Francisco, CA by Nicole C. Rodriguez

Health & Safety
About our cause

Our program aims to eliminate unnecessary blindness by providing free vision screening services to preschool-aged children and high-risk adults. These screenings are often the first line of defense against sight loss. Screenings are administered by our staff and volunteer-base consisting of over 300 screeners and health professionals that we train and certify to perform vision screening. For individuals lacking access to care, we work diligently to connect them to the resources they need.

What population we serve?

We serve all children and adults with a focus on high-risk populations such as preschool-aged children and under-insured adults.

What success we've already had

Annually we reach roughly 100,000 children and hundreds of adults who would not have had their eyes checked otherwise. We focus on preschoolers because vision screening is not mandated until grade school. For adults, we target the uninsured and those at high risk for eye diseases. We’ve impacted thousands of lives through our sight saving programs.

Our primary mission
PBNC is devoted to preserving vision. We SCREEN children & adults, CONNECT people to care, TRAIN and certify professionals on vision screening, EDUCATE communities on their eye health, & ADVOCATE for effective policies & funding for vision health.
Why should you support our cause

We work diligently to vision screen and connect people to the eye care they need in order to preserve their vision and improve their quality of life.

How the money will be spent

For every $5 donated, we are able to vision screen one child. This is very small fee compared to the cost of visual impairment over a lifetime, which averages to $605,000. $100 could vision screen a classroom of preschoolers, which is the first step to healthy vision so children can achieve more.

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