EyeMobile in the News

New UC San Diego EyeMobile hits the streets to serve low-income families

A new UC San Diego Shiley EyeMobile for Children hit the roads Wednesday, driving to schools in San Diego County to serve low-income families in need of eye exams.

The EyeMobile is a 33-foot-long furnished recreational vehicle with two exam rooms, as well as a waiting area for children and families. It also has a television for the children to watch while they wait for their exam and a wall area with a selection of eye… Continue reading

Published January 11, 2023

Shiley Eyemobile gives kids ‘The World to See’

As thousands of kids across San Diego County struggle with vision problems, the UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute is working to help them all see the world more clearly.

A team of optometrists at Shiley run the “Eyemobile,” an ophthalmology office on wheels, that goes into underserved… Continue reading

Published October 10, 2022

Public Health Champions Awardees

On April 6, 2018, the County of San Diego presented the Shiley Eye Institute EyeMobile for Children at UC San Diego with the Live Well San Diego 2018 Public Health Champion Award for an organization. The honor recognizes the outstanding services provided to San Diego County children since 2000. Over the past 18 years, the… Continue reading

Published April 16, 2018

This would not have been possible

Hola Iliana, It is a pleasure to be working with you and your team every year to help our students; we appreciate the amazing service your program offers. Today was an exceptional day and I just wanted to share with you why. We have 2 students with special needs and today your staff, Eric and… Continue reading

Published June 20, 2017

Visual Impairment in Preschool Children in the United States

Demographic and Geographic Variations From 2015 to 2060 Visual impairment (VI) in early childhood can significantly impair the development of visual, motor, and cognitive function and lead to adverse psychosocial consequences. For example, the Vision in Preschoolers study reported that VI from uncorrected hyperopia was associated with deficits in early literacy and in other essential… Continue reading

Published June 20, 2017