It is estimated that one out of four school-age children has an undiagnosed vision problem severe enough to affect his or her performance in school and in life. However, 66 percent of children currently enter school without undergoing any kind of eye exam or vision screening. Junior Blind's Vision Screening Program provides vision screenings, referrals and follow-up support to help identify and prevent future vision problems for thousands of low-income pre-school and elementary-school children.
Who We Serve
Junior Blind's Vision Screening Program provides screenings to thousands of low-income children at pre-school and elementary schools throughout Los Angeles. Last year alone, more than 1,800 children were screened, free of charge.
Trained specialists will screen students' vision and make appropriate referrals for a complete examination with Dr. Kenneth Wright, Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center or ophthalmologist, Louise Cooley Davis M.D.
- Free vision screenings.
- Referrals for complete eye examinations at a significantly reduced rate.
- Financial assistance with medical treatment, eyeglasses, and even transportation to and from appointments is available for those families unable to afford it.
To inquire about conducting vision screenings at schools, events or health fairs, please contact Joan Marason, Director of Wellness & Enrichment Programs at
(323) 295-4555 ext. 245.