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Staff Spotlight on Becca

Becca L. - Program Assistant and Voucher Coordinator You may recognize Becca’s name and voice from speaking with her about the PBNC Voucher program.  Often, during PBNC trainings with school nurses, when staff mention Becca as their voucher resource, we get feedback such as “she’s so helpful, she’s been patient with me, she responds so

Meet Matias – A Preschool Success Story

Matias is ready for school! The goal of PBNC's Preschool Vision Screening Program is to detect uncorrected vision problems during the early years of a child's life - when treatment is most effective. We then help connect the children impacted by those vision impairments with the eyecare they need to experience better vision and prevent

Spotlight on NCSU Delta Gamma

Delta Gammas in Action Supporting PBNC's Mission! The gift of sight is one of Delta Gamma’s highest priorities, and since 1936 Delta Gamma’s philanthropic purpose has been to stop blindness before it starts. Prevent Blindness NC is so lucky to have a years-long partnership with our local chapter (Eta Kappa from NC State University.) Delta

Spotlight on Kim Snoddy

The Preschool Vision Screening Program screens thousands of preschoolers each year, utilizing trained vision screeners throughout NC. We are fortunate that many of our screeners have been a vital part of the preschool team for years, representing Prevent Blindness in the most positive and professional way. One of those screeners, Kim Snoddy, has helped save sight and

2023 NC State Fair a Smashing Success for PBNC!

Another NC State Fair has come and gone.  Once again, Prevent Blindness North Carolina is feeling grateful for all the support by our volunteers, staff, sponsors and partners.  The Christine Hamlin Vision Screening Booth inside the Education Building hosted visitors for 12 hours a day throughout the 11-day event.  The team at the booth this

On-Site and Virtual Vision Screening Trainings Now Offered

Over the past year important services that regularly occur in our schools have largely been interrupted during the pandemic — such as management of health conditions, hearing and vision screenings, vaccination support and connecting students to services that work to eliminate health inequities.  Vision screening is one of many services that meet critical needs of children.  It is essential

PBNC Ambassador is “Up in Lights!”

Thanks to a wonderful partnership with Lamar Advertising here in the Triangle, our 2021-2022 PBNC Ambassador, Colton will be smiling and representing Prevent Blindness North Carolina on several billboards across the region over the next month. If you're driving through Youngsville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Wilson's Mills, or Fayetteville, keep an eye out for the Lamar

Helping Children See Clearly for Years to Come

According to the recent study, “Children’s Vision and Eye Health: A Snapshot of Current National Issues 2nd Edition,” vision has a critical role in children’s physical, cognitive, and social development, and visual functioning is a strong predictor of academic performance in school-age children. Without early detection and treatment, uncorrected vision disorders can impair child development,

Back-to-Preschool Vision Screenings Available

Summertime is winding down and it’s time to start making sure our young kids are ready to learn and develop in the world around them! The PBNC Preschool Vision Screening Program is excited to announce that it is time to start scheduling vision screenings for child care centers and preschools. PBNC has over 20 years