Prevent Blindness was founded more than a century ago in 1908, in the early days of the patient advocacy movement. As such, we have a rich history of which we are proud. And we are equally excited about our future. Current achievements in science and technology are bringing incredible advances to the detection and treatment of vision and eye health problems. It is essential that Prevent Blindness continually strives to not only remain relevant, but to be a leader as these advances transform the delivery of eye care across our country and beyond.