About Us

Prevent Blindness – Northwest OH Chapter

Helping Ohioans enjoy good sight for life!

Organized in 2002 by Prevent Blindness, the Northwest Ohio Chapter provides programs and services in Lucas and Wood counties through vision screenings, eye health and safety programs, advocacy efforts and programs that serve those in need of donated vision care.

Contact Us

Hillcrest Medical Building #1
6803 Mayfield Road, Suite 111
Cleveland, OH 44124
Phone: 440-720-1285
Fax: 440-720-1441

Northwest Ohio Chapter Staff

Northwest Ohio Chapter Director- Darcy Downie

Planning has begun for the
2025 People of Vision Celebration
and details will be posted here when available!

Thank you to all who sponsored and supported the 2024 Southwest Ohio People of Vision Celebration which featured Keynote Speaker, Jim Pollock, President of Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio.

The People of Vision event was established in 1985 by Prevent Blindness Ohio to celebrate and recognize corporations and their leaders for outstanding philanthropic works they have undertaken. The event has evolved into The People of Vision Celebration where community visionaries are invited to share with guests their personal journey in establishing a vision for their community and seeing it through to fruition. Proceeds from the event benefit the sight-saving programs and services provided by PBO in our community.

Prevent Blindness Ohio, founded in 1957, is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight. It serves all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services (vision screening, vision screening training, access to care, and education) to 1,000,000 Ohioans each year. However, thousands of Ohioans still lack access to comprehensive eye care, and the number of aging Ohioans continues to grow.  These factors, coupled with the current economic situation, require that PBO continues to expand its eye health and safety services in Ohio.