Prevent Blindness Ohio is celebrating 50 years as Ohio`s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight. Founded in 1957 by U.S. Senator John Bricker and Lion`s Club Member, Bob Morrison with support from Nationwide, the Ohio Department of Health and Delta Gamma Fraternity, PBO serves all 88 Ohio counties. Prevent Blindness Ohio provides direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans annually and educate millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. Prevent Blindness Ohio is an affiliate of Prevent Blindness America, the country`s second-oldest national voluntary health organization.
From the beginning, Prevent Blindness Ohio`s mission has remained steadfast to prevent blindness and preserve sight. The goal is to prevent the 50% of vision loss that is needless and help all Ohioans enjoy good sight for life!