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Prevent Blindness North Carolina Ensures Safe Eclipse Viewing for Local 3rd Graders

[Raleigh, NC] – [April 5, 2024] –  With the upcoming partial solar eclipse captivating the nation on April 8th, Prevent Blindness North Carolina (PBNC) is ensuring the safety of curious young minds. They are providing ISO-certified eclipse viewing glasses to preschoolers and elementary school students at New Hope Elementary School in Orange County as well

The Power of School Vision Screenings: A Success Story

Imagine sending your child off to school, thinking their vision is just fine, only to receive a screening result that suggests otherwise. This is exactly what happened to one first-grade student in Wayne County, and it’s a testament to the crucial role that school vision screenings play in the lives of our children. Today, we

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month at PBNC!

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month at PBNC, a time dedicated to advocating for eye safety and protection in the workplace. With the prevalence of digital devices like computers, tablets, and smartphones in office settings, there’s growing concern over the impact of blue light exposure on eye health. While the amount of blue light emitted

PBNC’s Preschool Book Reading Program focuses on the upcoming Solar Eclipse

Our Preschool team at PBNC is passionate about eye health! Our program staff, vision screeners and volunteers have been super busy this school year striving to save sight and prevent blindness. We are heading into spring excited about all of the preschoolers we have served through vision screenings, eyecare resources, and educational activities with centers.

Staff Spotlight on Cyndi

Community Vision Program Director, Wendy Aves, recently sat down with PBNC Staff Member Cyndi Catella to share more about Cyndi and her role at PBNC: Q: What is your role at PBNC? A: I work as a retinal screener and a trainer in the certification program. Q: Tell me how you first got involved in with

Vision-Ready for School and Beyond

Did you know 1 in 4 school-aged children has a vision problem? At the start of another school year, making sure children’s eyes are ready to see and learn in the classroom is critical to their success.  Many parents across NC remain in the dark about this hugely important issue, often allowing preventable problems to

Meet Everette – Our Newest PBNC Ambassador!

We are very excited to introduce Everette, our new PBNC Ambassador for 2023-2024! Everette and her family are already a great addition to our team, as they plan to help us share our mission to prevent blindness throughout NC. Please enjoy Everette’s story as shared by her mom Katie. Everette (“Evvie” for short) was your typical,

Employee Spotlight: Julie Glotzbach

Assistant Director of Outreach Wendy Aves recently sat down with Julie Glotzbach.  This is what Julie had to say: Tell me how you first got involved in with PBNC I saw the ad for screener job on Indeed Jobs and what appealed to me was the openness to semi-retired people and people re-entering the work

Mobile eye exam partnership serves communities in need

In December, Prevent Blindness NC successfully completed its annual project to bring a mobile eye exam unit to NC communities in need.  Prevent Blindness NC, IFB Solutions, and school nurses in Halifax, Weldon City and Roanoke Rapids school formed a unique collaboration of organizations and individuals that are committed to working together to improve children’s vision.  Each

Preschool Vision Screening Program Partners with Delta Gammas at NC State

The Prevent Blindness North Carolina Preschool Vision Screening Program is in full force, screening thousands of preschoolers across the state to help ensure our kids have the best vision possible. Through January, the PBNC screening team had performed vision screenings for over 23,000 young children, referring over 2,700 of those participating to eye care professionals