Duval tax collector partners with Prevent Blindness Florida


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval County Tax Collector Michael Corrigan and Prevent Blindness Florida are joining forces in February to raise awareness of eye health and safety.

Prevent Blindness Florida is a statewide non-profit agency with a mission to “prevent blindness and preserve sight."

Through Prevent Blindness awareness campaign, tax collector branch offices will promote the importance of eye health and safety in children and adults.

The Tax Collector offices will offer a variety of ways to support Prevent Blindness Florida during the month of February. The Prevent Blindness specialty plate is available for purchase.

Customers who donate at any of the nine branch locations will receive a Prevent Blindness item-a Secret Storage Bear for $10, Stylus Pen for $7, Sunglasses for $5 or Lens Cloth for $1. If renewing your vehicle registration by mail, you can donate by checking the Prevent Blindness Florida contribution box.

“Vision care is important for all ages. Seeing well can change someone’s life by safely performing daily tasks such as driving. Our office is looking forward to showing our support and helping Prevent Blindness in its 60th year.” Duval County Tax Collector Michael Corrigan said.

Prevent Blindness is the only organization that provides a combination of vision screenings, vision education, prescription glasses, and vision treatment.

Vision loss is the single biggest disability suffered by American children and adults need help when they cannot afford an eye test and glasses. Fifty percent of all blindness is preventable.

Make a difference and donate! Help make the future clear for all Floridians.

For more information on the Prevent Blindness Florida, visit www.preventblindness.org. For more information on the Duval County Tax Collector or to find a branch location, please visit duvaltaxcollect.net. You can also email the Tax Collector’s office at taxcollector@coj.net.