Our Mission

Our mission is to prevent blindness and preserve sight.

Prevent Blindness and Children's Vision

We work to make sure that everyone has a chance to enjoy a lifetime of healthy vision, starting in infancy and childhood. Find out more about how we help children see well to grow and learn.

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More About Our Sight-Saving Work

We educate. We get the word out on better eye health through brochures, fact sheets, public service announcements, newsletters, media campaigns, special events, the web and social media. Each year millions of people read, hear or see our messages about early detection of eye disease and prevention of accidents that can cause permanent loss of sight. Our website and Resource Center (1-800-331-2020) put us within reach of anyone with Internet access or a phone.

We support groundbreaking research. The Joanne Angle Investigator Award provides funding for research investigating public health related to eye health and safety.  All research grants promote the core mission of Prevent Blindness – preventing blindness and preserving sight. Through our Focus Initiative, we support the collection and publication of prevalence and economic data to help health care providers, state government and national policy makers make better decisions about eye and vision health.

We champion access to care. We advocate for public policies that improve health systems nationwide and provide better access to eye health care. We work to connect patients to appropriate eye care, including distributing vouchers from industry partners for free or reduced cost eye exams and glasses to low income families in need. 

Our History

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness has become the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness touches the lives of millions of people each year.

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Annual Report and Financial Information

Read our latest annual report and financial disclosure statements.

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Our Partners

Fulfilling our sight-saving mission is possible only with the support and generosity of our many visionary partners.


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Board of Directors

Find out more about our volunteer leadership.

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You Can Help

Your tax-deductible contribution to support the sight-saving work of Prevent Blindness will help more Americans enjoy a lifetime of healthy vision. Please give the gift of sight, and make a donation today.

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