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|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Prevent Blindness Northern California|
|Address:||1388 Sutter Street, Suite 408|
San Francisco, CA 94109
|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:
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|
|Fees:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||California (Northern)|
Safety Education Programs
|This record last modified June 3, 2013|