Who is Prevent Blindness Wisconsin?
Founded in 1958, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin improves the lives of children, adults and families through early detection of eye conditions to prevent blindness and preserve sight. Our certified vision screenings provide public health information to clients, alerting them if they or their child shows signs of a potential vision problem. Prevent Blindness Wisconsin’s on-going vision screening activities and state-wide public health education are un-replicated services that drive our vision for each Wisconsin resident to have healthy vision at every stage of life.
The Need for Vision Care in Wisconsin
Because many Wisconsinites are struggling to access vision care, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin is working with partners around the state to help their clients reach care. Unfortunately, many individuals do not have vision insurance and are unable to pay for exams out-of-pocket. Our goal at Prevent Blindness Wisconsin is to help each Wisconsin resident have healthy vision at every stage of life. Join us in helping serve those most vulnerable for vision loss by donating an eye exam.
The Importance of Your Donation
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the gap in healthcare for many Wisconsin residents. Whether due to job loss, insurance changes, or out-of-pocket expense, people are deferring vision care. This lack of treatment directly and adversely affects how children and adults learn, work, and engage in day-to-day activities. A donated eye exam will directly benefit a member of your community. To donate an eye exam, or multiple exams, please contact Breanna at [email protected]. She will match a client in need with your clinic. The Prevent Blindness Wisconsin Eye Care website page will recognize those providers who generously donate eye exams.
VSP Voucher Video
Does your office accept VSP insurance? If so, you can utilize VSP’s vision care voucher programs for children and adults. Qualifying participants can receive an eye exam and glasses at full reimbursement to your office. If you do not carry the glasses in stock, watch the video below to learn how to order glasses for clients. For additional questions, please contact your VSP representative.
Other Ways to Support Prevent Blindness Wisconsin
We enthusiastically invite you to participate in our three annual fundraisers held throughout the year. In early June, “Swing for Sight” at our golf event held at Ozaukee Country Club. Join us in late summer for our family fun walk supporting children’s vision health. Finally, fall offers the unique opportunity to experience the long-standing tradition of enjoying the Milwaukee Admirals as they serve our guests at the Celebrity Waiters Dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are available for each of these events. For more information, contact Tami at [email protected]. You can also donate to PBW by clicking on the donate button at the top of the page. Prevent Blindness Wisconsin relies upon the support of its many loyal donors; please join the ranks of those who make our critical work possible!