Header Gradient


Articles to Keep You Informed

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

PBNC’s Adult Vision Screening Program Enriches Lives

As a component of the adult vision screening program at Prevent Blindness North Carolina, vouchers for no cost eye exams and glasses are provided to all to qualified individuals who demonstrate the need for a comprehensive vision exam performed by an eye care professional. Voucher recipients may have initially received a retinal screening by a

Employee Spotlight: David Jenkins

Tell me how you first got involved in with PBNC I retired in December 2020 after 36 ½ years in education as teacher, principal and district director in Martin and Pitt County schools. I am not one that likes to sit around and saw the PBNC Vision Screening Trainer job opening advertised on Indeed. I

Meet Eli – A Preschool Vision Screening Success Story

The Preschool Vision Screening Program has had a great start to the screening year! By the start of 2023, almost 20,000 preschoolers will have participated in our free vision screenings, with over 2,000 referred for further vision care with an eye care professional. Hundreds of early childhood programs such as Head Start, NC PreK, Title

Vision Screenings Change Lives

As many schools have completed the first 30 days of school, school nurses, staff and volunteers are gearing up for conducting vision screening.  In children, uncorrected vision impairment can lead to developmental, academic, and social challenges.  A school nurse in Cumberland County shared this story from a vision screening she conducted last year showing the

Preschool Vision Screening Program starts the year strong

Our Preschool Vision Screening team is excited to report that the start of this screening year is going great!  We have been very busy scheduling Head Starts, NC PreK sites, and Title 1 PreK classrooms to help them meet their vision screenings deadlines. Over 5,000 preschoolers were screened in September, with over 700 of those


Prevent Blindness North Carolina will conduct FREE ADULT VISION SCREENINGS at our booth at the NC State Fair again this year. The booth is located in the Education Building, which is the long building that parallels Hillsborough St. Free acuity screenings and retinal screenings are provided for all adults who are interested. This is always

Back to School Vision Screening Trainings and Resource News

As we begin another school year, making sure children’s eyes are ready to see and learn in the classroom is critical to their success.  Did you know 1 in 4 school-aged children has a vision problem? Sometimes children have trouble seeing and don’t even realize they are viewing the world differently from others. Vision affects

FREE Preschool Vision Screenings Available!

Preschool Vision Screening A PBNC Vision Screener quickly and non-invasively provides a screening for this preschooler, providing vital information to parents for a quick intervention, if necessary. Imagine not knowing there are individual leaves on a tree you pass every day or being tested for a learning disability that you don’t really have - all