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Prevent Blindness Texas - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Prevent Blindness Texas
3610 Fairmount Street
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 528-5521 (Local)

Brief Description

PBT touches the lives of thousands of Texans each year through public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screener training, community outreach and patient service programs. Prevent Blindness Texas is the only organization conducting free vision screenings for children, adults and seniors in North Texas and providing vouchers for free eye exams and free eyeglasses.

Hours of operation: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Clients served on average per year: 35,000
Number of staff: 9
Geographic area served: Texas; PBT is split into three regions with offices in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.


Pat Melton, Regional Director,
Sonia Oladapo, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Performs screenings for seniors to determine problems with visual field or visual acuity.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals as necessary to appropriate vision specialist.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Offers low vision services.

Services for Children

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Through our network of regional offices and volunteers, we strive to serve the greatest number of Texans through our delivery of services including vision screenings, eye examinations and/or eyeglasses, as well as educational materials.

      Does vision screening, using age-appropriate methods for all other age groups. This screening includes identification of eye disease as well as visual acuity. Free eye exams and eyeglasses are also available if needed and if qualifications are met.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Photoscreening for children, from 6 months of age to three years, and special needs children. Free eye exams and eyeglasses, if screening so indicates.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Training available in vision screening certification. Offers certification for adult/child vision screening and photoscreener.
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