Prevent Blindness Ohio – Southwest Ohio Chapter

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Address: 2045 Gilbert Ave., Ste. 204, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-531-9001
Toll Free: 800-301-2020
Fax: 513-531-9002

Mission & Purpose

The mission of the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness (PBO) is “to prevent blindness and preserve sight.” Our vision is “helping Ohioans enjoy good sight for life.” Prevent Blindness is the statewide consumer advocate for sight conservation and is an affiliate of Prevent Blindness America, the nation’s second oldest national voluntary health organization. PBO promotes eye health and safety while working to find the cure for blinding eye diseases.


Public Education and Information: PBO supports public policies that advocate good eye health and safety for all Ohioans such as fireworks safety and access to comprehensive, professional vision care for Ohioans of all ages.

PBO offers workplace wellness programming and preschool and elementary classroom curricula that provide facts to make informed decisions about eye health and eye safety.

PBO offers a comprehensive selection of print and audio-visual materials dealing with all aspects of eye health and safety for use at home, work, school and leisure.

Research: PBO funds the PBO Student Fellowship Award for Female Scholars in Vision Research which provides support for scientific research investigating public health issues related to the burden of illness of eye related health and safety. All research grants promote the core mission of Prevent Blindness Ohio – preventing blindness and preserving sight.

Early Detection: PBO’s vision training and screening programs enable thousands of volunteers and providers of primary health care to detect potentially blinding eye diseases and refer individuals for professional treatment early, when it is most effective.

Vision Care Outreach programs provide access to comprehensive donated eye care (eye exam, glasses and aftercare) for homeless and medically indigent children and adults.


Programs and services available to all Ohioans. Eligibility requirements vary by program.

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