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Preschool Screenings Evolving Through the Pandemic

For over twenty years, our Preschool Vision Screening Program has helped to ensure healthy vision for NC preschoolers, and despite a worldwide pandemic, we are maintaining a sense of hope and possibility that we can continue this invaluable, preventative service for our children.  When our 2019-2020 screening year came to an abrupt end, we quickly

Meet Karla – A Success Story

Karla, age 5, recently took part in a free vision screening offered by Prevent Blindness NC. Her preschool participates in the PBNC Preschool Vision Screening Program each year to help ensure good visual health for their children. When Karla’s results indicated a possible problem, PBNC recommended that she be examined by an eye doctor for

Dahlia loves her glasses!

Until the vision screening at her preschool indicated possible problems, Dahlia’s parents had never suspected she had a problem that was impairing her vision.  At the recommendation of PBNC, her parents took her for a complete eye exam with an eye doctor, who confirmed Dahlia did indeed have a visual impairment that needed to be

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