Prevent Blindness Iowa has been to helping to screen and educate people about eye problems in the hope of increasing Iowans' quality of life.
Across the state, Prevent Blindness Iowa has focused on teaching children and adults about eye education to prevent the loss of sight—according to its website, 50 percent of blindness can be prevented.
The charity, which has been working on the issue since 1958, is comprised of over 200 volunteers that not only screen children for potential eye problems to diagnose issues as early as possible, but also work to fund optic research for medical breakthroughs as well.
Prevent Blindness Iowa works together with Prevent Blindness America, and has numerous services and special events every year. Monthly media campaigns aim to increase the awareness of various topics such as glaucoma, cataracts, UV radiation and eye diseases.
You can help Prevent Blindness Iowa by volunteering your time, making a donation or participating in their special events.