Community Nonprofit To Provide Free Vision Care This July In East LA

Griffith Middle School to Host QueensCare Mobile Vision Program

 

WHO: QueensCare, a healthcare provider to low-income members of the Los Angeles community, is hosting a free summer vision clinic at Griffith Middle School in East Los Angeles.

 

WHAT: The summer vision care program will provide free vision exams and if needed eyeglasses to as many as 250 children from low-income homes in the Southeast Los Angeles community until July 31.

 

Vision issues often present themselves when children are in their middle school years. QueensCare’s mobile vision program has been addressing this since 1999 through its mobile vision program and partnership with LAUSD. During the summer these units are placed at strategic locations to best serve the community with free vision care. Services offered in the mobile vision program include: eye exams, prescriptions and free glasses for students in need. In the 2017 fiscal year, QueensCare Mobile Vision Units visited 29 LA area public and two Catholic schools, wrote 2,100 prescriptions and gave away 1,717 pairs of glasses and found 66 vision issues which were referred to specialists, all at no charge to children or their families.

 

VISUALS/INTERVIEWS: Children receiving free vision exams in QueensCare’s mobile vision program.

 

WHEN: Through July 31, 2018 8am – 1pm

 

WHERE:   Griffith Middle School

4765 E. Fourth Street

Los Angeles, CA 90022

 

WHY: Vision problems occur for most children during their middle school years and if left undiagnosed can negatively impact their quality of life and learning abilities.

 

CONTACT:

Stephen Gregg: (714) 350-7670 / steve@resin-creative.com

Carmen Villanueva: (323) 428-5494 / cvillanueva@queenscare.org