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.
Upcoming Health Fairs
Our vision screeners will be at the following health fairs offering FREE vision screenings for children.
2012 HEAD START Learning & Resource Fair
The Expo Center
3980 Bill Robertson Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Saturday, May 19, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information about the fair, call 1 (877) 332-3659
Training and Research Foundation Head Start Program
Annual Spring Community Reasource Fair
Edward Vincent Park (Centinela Park)
700 Warren Lane
Inglewood, CA 90302
Friday, June 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
For more information about the fair, call (310) 412-4195