Christy Ro, Ophthalmology Technician for the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic
The Jules Stein Eye Institute seeks to prevent blindness and vision loss through community outreach using the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic, which travels throughout Los Angeles' diverse neighborhoods to reach those with the greatest need.
Eye examinations are performed in two specially equipped rooms to determine the need for prescriptive lenses and to rule out the need for further treatment of any eye condition or disease. Visits are made to schools, preschools, free clinics, community centers, and agencies that serve the homeless and low-income families. Vision screenings and eye examinations are also provided at health fairs organized by medical students, undergraduate clubs, governmental offices, schools, non-profit organizations and churches.
Established in 1975 by an anonymous donor, the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic is one of the first programs of its kind and the longest continuously operating eye clinic on wheels.
Learn more at http://www.jsei.org/About/about_comm_eyeclinic.htm