The UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic recently earned the 2015 Innovation Award for Community Service from the Los Angeles County Medical Association and the Patient Care Foundation of Los Angeles County for exemplary leadership in shaping the future of health care.
The clinic was recognized for improving access to health services and education for children and families in underserved communities. In the past four years, the clinic screened more than 77,000 preschool students, and it is quickly approaching its goal of 90,000 patients under funding from First Five LA.
“This award honors our amazing ophthalmologists, optometrists, staff, technicians and volunteers who fulfill our mission each day,” said Dr. Anne Coleman, director of the clinic and the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. “We are fortunate to have such a strong and committed team, and look forward to expanding our services to help more children see better and fully realize their potential.”