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EyeSmart ™ EyeCheck. Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD Director, Hoskins Center Fran and Ray Stark Professor of Ophthalmology, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute Professor of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health. Goals. Raise awareness of eye disease and visual impairment

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Eyesmart eyecheck

EyeSmart™ EyeCheck

Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD

Director, Hoskins Center

Fran and Ray Stark Professor of Ophthalmology, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute

Professor of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health


Goals
Goals

  • Raise awareness of eye disease and visual impairment

  • Respond to the need to address health disparities in minorities

  • Provide needed community service ‘safety net’

  • Test a new, more efficient approach to screening


First screening
First Screening

Los Angeles, July 25, Lady of Queens Church

Tied to an existing health fair

4.5 hour event

29 ophthalmologists

Partners: UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, USC Doheny Eye Institute, CAEPS, LASO and QueensCare


Results
Results

  • 499 screened

  • Majority had no insurance

  • More than 50% had visual impairment

  • 70% referred for follow-up care to resources like EyeCare America and local eyeMDs who provided care for no out-of pocket costs


Next steps
Next Steps

  • More screenings in 2011-12

    • Chicago

    • San Antonio

    • Miami

  • Refine screening, analyze results

  • Launch national effort that states can implement on their own


Chicago 2011
Chicago 2011

Leader: Tamara R. Fountain MD

Partners: Illinois Association of Ophthalmology

Venue: Health Fair

Date: TBD