WUCO Helps Vision-Impaired Children Benefit from EVMs

From left to right: Dr. Linda Pang, Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry Chief of Vision Rehabilitation Service; Jeff Haddox, Sight Savers America Founding President/CEO; Rachel Barbosa, representing LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis; and Stephan Terwolbeck, President of Optelec. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

From left to right: Dr. Linda Pang, Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry Chief of Vision Rehabilitation Service; Jeff Haddox, Sight Savers America Founding President/CEO; Rachel Barbosa, representing LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis; and Stephan Terwolbeck, President of Optelec. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

With help from Western University of Health Sciences and Sight Savers America, five California children received training and took home their own electronic video magnifiers (EVMs) to help them with their homework and daily activities. The children, who received their training and devices at the university’s Eye Care Center in Pomona, were referred to the Sight Savers America/WesternU program through an agreement with the California School for the Blind, which is operated by the California Department of Education. Sight Savers America gave EVMs to each of the children through generous donations from The Million Dollar Roundtable and Optelec International.