During Hard Times, Los Angeles Families Seek Free Health Services on Path to Brighter Future
Carson City, California - ChildSight® Los Angeles, a domestic program of Helen Keller International, recently participated in the Feria Deja Huella (Leave Your Mark) education fair, sponsored by Univision LA and CommuniCard, LLC. On August 22, more than 20,000 Spanish-speaking parents and their K-12 children – double the expected turnout – flocked to the campus of California State University-Dominguez Hills to take part in the free services provided by ChildSight® and over 75 other participants including area colleges, universities, nonprofits and scholarship groups.
ChildSight® addresses the unmet vision care needs of low-income schoolchildren, many of whom do not have access to basic health care. The program provides vision screenings, prescription eyeglasses, and ophthalmologic referrals (as needed) for underprivileged middle-school students – on-site and free of charge.