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School-Based Healthcare - Mobile Vision Program

Mobile Vision Program

Vision problems occur most often in middle school age. QueensCare has worked with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) since 1999 to provide an on-site vision clinic to selected middle schools where 75% or more of the students qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program.

  • School nurses screen all seventh graders for vision problems.
  • QueensCare’s optometrists and staff go on-site to examine students with marginal results.
  • QueensCare provides, free of charge, prescriptive glasses for those children who need them.

The Mobile Vision Program screens approximately 18,000 students at 25 middle schools in a year. Of those, over 3,000 receive an optometric exam, almost all of whom also receive free prescription glasses.

Collaborators and Funders

The following groups collaborate with, or have provided funding for, the Mobile Vision Program:

  • LAUSD
  • Change A Life Foundation
  • J.B. and Emily Van Nuys Charities

 

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