Operating Status Update: 

The health and safety of our clients, staff, and supporters is our top priority. Public health guidance and the response by local, state, and federal agencies continue to change rapidly. POB has developed a Continuity of Operations Plan. Please contact us at (202) 234-1010 if you have questions.

Headquarters (DC): Closed
Eyeglasses Clinic (DC): Closed until further notice
Look Again Resale Shops (MD/VA): Closed until further notice
Low Vision Learning Centers (DC/MD/VA): Closed until further notice
Low Vision Support & Resource Group Events: Canceled through the end of April

We've moved! Our new address is:
415 2nd Street NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002

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, ranging from 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 our ability to serve as a facilitator among our medical and social service peers.

Learn more about POB's services.


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