The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington's (POB) eyeglasses clinic provides new eyeglasses to low-income and homeless persons in Washington, DC who need eyeglasses but cannot afford to pay for them. POB's eyeglasses clinic provides the new eyeglasses at a nominal cost. This project aims to provide completely free eyeglasses to those most in-need, including homeless and those with very limited incomes. Typically, eyeglasses cost $35 per pair. Those who are unable to pay the nominal eyeglasses fee, work with our staff to discuss a sliding scale based on financial capabilities. We do not want to deny eyeglasses to anyone based on their income.
Funded by Washington, DC (October 2017)