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2019 NC State Fair Screening Booth is a Success

Each year, Prevent Blindness North Carolina (PBNC) offers free acuity and retinal screenings to the public at the North Carolina State Fair.  The “Christine Hamlin Mobile Vision Center” booth is open from the first day to the last, providing fair-goers with the opportunity to find out their visual acuity as well as have a series

Meet Charlotte – A True Success Story

Charlotte is one of the many success stories that we receive each month from parents, nurses, and caregivers.  We hear a similar story to hers routinely, and this proves that vision screenings absolutely change lives.  Charlotte didn’t have any visible symptoms or family history of a vision problem at all.  A Prevent Blindness North Carolina screening

Family Honors Former PBNC Board Member Christine Hamlin

Christine Hamlin Christine Hamlin faithfully and tirelessly served as a member of the Prevent Blindness North Carolina Board of Directors for 23 years. During her tenure on the board, The Hamlin Companies became the major sponsor of the Prevent Blindness NC screening booth at the NC State Fair.  The screening booth became known as “The Christine Hamlin

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

Walmart Donates to Prevent Blindness North Carolina

Walmart Donates $33,500 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina Prevent Blindness North Carolina received $33,500 in contributions from the Walmart Foundation to assist with its Star Pupils Program.  The funds, which were given through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program and Local Giving Program, will help PBNC provide early vision screening to young children so that

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