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Prevent Blindness Northern California

PBNC exists to screen for vision problems in pre-school aged children in the Bay Area, to connect and provide them with better vision care, and to improve their ability to learn and grow.

PBNC offers child-focused vision screenings, follow-up care, and access to glasses, as well as training and education for health professionals to administer screenings.
The See Well to Learn™ Eye Bus program is the only program in Northern California to emplay an innovative, school-based approach to accurately detect vision problems among low-income preschoolers, at no cost to the sutdents. We want to ensure that these children receive the care they need for vision correction so they can enter Kingergarten ready to learn.

While the program has 6 major components, the design of the Eye Bus is a whimsical way to introduce the importance of vision care to students. Children are excited to see the Eye Bus pull up and are curious to learn more about what happens inside. While we need the community to support our vision care efforts, it’s important that the children themselves are also excited to learn about taking care of their vision.