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  (Pictured, L-R: Althea DeGree, Chair of the Eyeglass Drive Donation Program; June Wright, Eyeglass Drive Donation Coordinator; Beverly Cole, Eyeglass Drive Sponsor; Michele Hartlove; Taylor Blackwell) In May, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington received a generous … Continue reading

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NIH-funded study shows less diabetic retinopathy progression among those who underwent intensive glycemic control People with type 2 diabetes who intensively controlled their blood sugar level during the landmark Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial Eye Study … Continue reading

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The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington® (POB) celebrated 80 years of providing sight-saving services in the DMV area on Saturday, March 19 at the Night of Vision® gala, which was held at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. POB … Continue reading

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The Smithsonian American Art Museum, in collaboration with POB, proudly introduces “America InSight,” a docent-led tour for visitors who are visually impaired. Enjoy highlights of the art collection through rich verbal description and sensory discussions using printed copies of artwork … Continue reading

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Another reason to worry about climate change: Expanding areas of arid land, air pollution, and greater exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation all present potential health hazards to your eyes, according to Sheila West, Ph.D., vice chair for research at the … Continue reading

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Many of you may know that radio personality and POB friend Ed Walker passed away on Oct. 26. Only two short years ago, Ed was invited by POB to speak at a Vision Support Lunch & Learn holiday event at … Continue reading

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Become a part of history! The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) invites girls and their friends and families to experience the American Girl Fashion Show on Sunday, November 6 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the … Continue reading

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