Prevention of Blindness Society Celebrates 75 Years at Night of Vision

Gloria Butland, Night of Vision Event Chair and Board of Trustees, and Arthur L. Schwartz, M.D., Professional Service Award recipient in 2004. | Neshan H. Naltchayan

The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) celebrated 75 years of sight-saving services and community programs at its annual Night of Vision charity gala on Mar. 26 at the Four Seasons Hotel. POB is dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight by providing services, education, advocacy and innovation. The Society also hailed the opening of its new Low Vision Learning Center in Alexandria. For decades, POB has partnered with numerous local organizations to bring eye health information to the community. Event Chair Gloria Boland received POB’s Appreciation Award and the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Twelve of the 24 past recipients of the Professional Service Award attended the gala.

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