Prevent Blindness Iowa

General Information

Prevent Blindness Iowa
1111 Ninth Street
Suite 250
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 244 4341

Brief Description

Founded in 1958, Prevent Blindness Iowa is at work in communities across Iowa with sight-saving programs for children, adults and older citizens. Prevent Blindness Iowa is a leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight through public and professional education, early detection, patient services and research.


Jeanne Burmeister, Executive Director,

Services Offered

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information to community concerning eye health and safety and some referral to services for people who are blind and visually impaired throughout Iowa.

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Does outreach to service-oriented clubs like Kiwanis and optometrists to identify those who would benefit from provided services.

  • Library Services
    • Full eye health and safety library.

  • Health
    • Offers vision screening at community and business events for adults and preschool children.