Focus First Philly
Focus First Philly is a student-run vision screening initiative targeting pre-school aged children in underserved daycares and head starts in West Philadelphia. A team of student volunteers performs free vision screenings with a specialized photo-refractive camera that detects potential vision problems including near-sightedness, lazy eye, cataracts, and stigmatisms. A third party corporation professionally analyzes the screening results, and identifies the children with potential vision problems. Focus First Philly then coordinates free or subsidized follow-up care for those identified children with our follow-up partners at Wills Eye Institute, where those children receive a full eye exam from an ophthalmologist.