So where does your money go?

Through the volunteer efforts and support of eye care professionals, corporations, local businesses, individuals, and foundations, Prevent Blindness North Carolina was able to continue sight-saving vision screening during the 2016-2017 year.  Some of our results are:

  • Screeners conducted over 500,000 individual student screenings during the school year.
  • More than 40,000 of those children were referred for follow-up care.
  • 577 children and 1,825 adults received vouchers for donated eye wear and/or eye exams through the VSP Sight for Students and VSP Mobile Eyes voucher programs.
  • 447 eye exams and 308 pairs of glasses were donated through the PBNC Donor Docs Program.
  • 416 children and 37 adults were served through the Healthy Eyes Eyeglasses Program.
  • 5,892 adults received vision screenings at health fairs, senior centers, health clinics, corporations, and the NC State Fair.
  • 1,214 of those adults were referred for follow-up care.
  • 3,511 new volunteers were trained to perform accurate vision screenings within the public schools through the children's Vision Screening Training Program.

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Why should you join us?

Prevent Blindness North Carolina is active in all 100 counties in North Carolina.  The following is just a sample of the work that PBNC conducts throughout the state.

  • PBNC provides photo-refractive vision screenings to pre-school children ages 2-5 using cutting-edge technology.
  • PBNC collaborates with local Health Departments to provide vision screening training and support to nurses.
  • PBNC conducts a community health-based retinal imaging program for diabetic patients in rural NC counties.
  • PBNC provides vision screening certification training to volunteers in the public schools in all 100 counties. PBNC provides vouchers for free eye exams and glasses for under-served  populations to all NC Health Departments.
  • PBNC works with eye care professionals, local businesses, the State Division of Women’s and Children’s Health, and Prevent Blindness America to provide quality services and keep up to date on the latest developments in vision screening.
  • All PBNC programs stress the importance of good eye health and regular eye exams.
  • PBNC provides comprehensive referral and follow-up support for all who are screened.  People found to have a potential vision problem are referred to their local eye care professional. 
  • PBNC provides annual adult vision screenings at the NC State Fair in October.  

Professional Membership Opportunities

$500 Visionary Membership

  • Professional Membership plaque and/or current year plate.
  • Donor listing in the PBNC Annual Report.
  • Discounts on Prevent Blindness  publications and materials.
  • Invitation to PBNC’s Annual Meeting social & dinner in Raleigh.

$250 Membership

  • Professional Membership plaque and/or current year plate.
  • Discounts on Prevent Blindness publications and materials.
  • Invitation to PBNC’s Annual Meeting  social & dinner in Raleigh.

$100 Membership

  • Professional Membership plaque and/or current year plate.