The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington's (POB) eyeglasses clinic provides new eyeglasses to low-income and homeless persons in metropolitan Washington, DC area who need eyeglasses but cannot afford to pay for them. POB's eyeglasses clinic provides the new eyeglasses at a nominal cost.
Does the eyeglasses clinic provide eye exams?
POB does not provide eye examinations. Individuals interested must have a current prescription for eyeglasses that is less than 1 year old.
How much does a new pair of eyeglasses cost?
Eyeglasses cost $35 per pair by appointment only. Individuals under 18 eligible to receive a free pair of eyeglasses with a referral from the Children's Vision Screening program.
If you are unable to pay the nominal eyeglasses fee, our staff is available to discuss a sliding scale based on your financial capabilities. We do not want to deny eyeglasses to anyone based on their income.
Do you provide contacts?
No, we do not provide contacts at this time.
Do you accept Medicare, Medicaid or health insurance?
Payment is by cash or money order only. No Insurance is accepted.
Where is the clinic located?
The clinic is located at 2216 Rhode Island Avenue NE in Washington, DC. The clinic is open from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m - 3 p.m.
How do I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an appointment, please call (202) 269-0203 during business hours.
Here's what some of the eyeglasses clinic's clients have to say about the services they receive there:
"I have been coming here for the last 15 years and I am very pleased to say that the service is great and I would recommend POB very highly."
"I love and truly appreciate the opportunity and blessing to come here. The service, quality, selection and price are phenomenal!"
"My first visit to your office is today. Your staff provide wonderful, caring and professional service. Being your patient is a blessing."
"I brought my mother here. The service was great and efficient. Keep up the good work!"