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UCI Health Eye Mobile for Children preserves vision for kids in need

Since 2015, more than 34,000 preschool, elementary students have been served

May 03, 2024
the uci health eye mobile for children on the side of a bus in white letters on a blue background with a cartoon image of a boy on the side
 The UCI Health Eye Mobile for Children, part of the UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.

IN THE NEWS: The UCI Health Eye Mobile for Children as been roaming throughout Orange County since 2015, detecting treatable eye problems in preschool and elementary school students.

Iliana Molina, the program’s director, talks about how such vision issues are often missed with Fountain Valley Living Magazine.

“Standard eye charts in pediatrician offices do not always detect astigmatism and amblyopia.”

Also, she says, children often have no idea there’s a problem with their vision.

“They’ve seen the world this way their entire lives – they don’t know any different.”

The Eye Mobile for Children is dedicated to delivering effective, efficient, high-quality vision care services to the children of Orange County with integrity and accountability, using both proven and innovative methods.

The service is provided at no cost to the school districts and is primarily funded through donor support.

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