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GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Grant

Prevent Blindness North Carolina wins North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Grant (Raleigh, NC), Prevent Blindness North Carolina announced today that is has received a $25,000 Ribbon of Hope grant from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to help with program improvements and broadening its Star Pupils Program.  The grant will be used to assist school systems across

45th Anniversary Campaign Partners

PBNC celebrated its 45th Anniversary on September 27, 2012.   We are grateful to have the following partners in our 45th Anniversary Giving Campaign. Each of these donors made a pledge of at least $45 to PBNC during the campaign:   Jeff and Beth Board J. Earl and Beverly Bowling Jane, Dan and Trina Brady

September is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

  Prevent Blindness America has dedicated September as Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month to educate the public on the necessary steps to help keep eyes healthy for life.   To accomplish this, PBA is partnering with the Coalition to Prevent Sports Eye Injuries and Liberty Sport to provide consumers and eye care professionals with free

21st Annual Mixed Doubles Tennis Classic – RESULTS

PBNC wants to thank everyone that participated in our recent Tennis Classic. The following players were the winners in their respective divisions:   3.0 Division Stephanie Wyatt and Jim Wyatt   3.5 Division Laura Kay & Jim Kay   4.0 Division Erin Rankin & Pete Self   4.5 Division Cathy Lovett & Terry Holder  

Prevent Blindness North Carolina Offers Employers Resources to Help Protect Workers’ Vision, Eye Health

  Raleigh, NC (Feb. 27, 2011) – The workplace can be a dangerous place for the eyes. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 25,230 reported eye injuries in one year alone that required time away from work. Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to provide workers with suitable eye

Vision Screening Helps Identify Child’s Rare Eye Condition

DURHAM, N.C. (WRAL) – Most of 9-year-old Sara Katherine Sills' favorite things to do involve her vision. She's a reader and app user – Angry Birds is her favorite. Five years ago, however, the vision Sills relies on throughout each day was nearly lost to a rare condition that doesn't have noticeable symptoms until blindness occurs.