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Name:Prevent Blindness Northern California
Address:1388 Sutter Street, Suite 408
San Francisco, CA  94109
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:415-567-7500
Toll Free:800-338-3041
Fax Number:415-567-7600
Description:Prevent Blindness Northern California (PBNC), a 501(c)(3) organization, provides services to prevent vision impairment.

FEES: All services are free of charge except for bulk orders of publications and professional education courses.
Mission:Prevent Blindness Northern California is devoted to the preservation of sight for the people of Northern California. We accomplish this through direct vision screening services, vision screening training programs, public education, and advocacy. We believe that detection of vision disorders at a treatable stage and raising awareness of eye health and safety are essential to preventing vision loss and blindness.
Programs:Our Adults' Vision Screening Program identifies early stages of eye disorders so they can find treatment. Check out our events page for upcoming screening clinic dates and times.

Through our Children's Vision Screening Program, PBNC screens 22,000 preschool children each year. 72% of the children referred to an eye doctor from these screenings are diagnosed with a vision problem. It takes only $5 to screen the vision of a child compared to the steep cost of vision loss if a problem is not detected in time. Assistance League of San Jose has been screening preschoolers since 2003. Please contact:
Phone: 408-268-6960
PO Box 20174
San Jose, CA 95160

Check the website for more Vision Screeners in your area.
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:Low Income
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:California (Northern)
Subject Headings
 Continuing Education
Eye Care
Eye Screening
Safety Education Programs
Vision Screening
Visual Impairments
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified June 3, 2013