The Wright Foundation for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) foundation located in Los Angeles. Its mission is to reduce blindness and suffering from eye disorders in infants and children, through research, medical education, and delivering quality eye care to all children without regard to insurance, status, or family income. Dr. Kenneth Wright, Medical Director and founder of the Wright Foundation, has been a practicing physician and pediatric ophthalmologist for over 30 years. The work of the Foundation is funded by private donations and institutional grants, with monies going directly to projects. Volunteers manage the Foundation’s administration, and neither members of the Board of Directors nor Dr. Wright receiving any financial remuneration for their services.
Foundation-supported research has resulted in many landmark achievements, including a physiologic oxygen dosing protocol that greatly reduces blindness in premature infants. Our educational program includes sponsoring scientific seminars, training U.S. and international fellows and teaching pediatric medical residents. The community clinic for underprivileged children provides full service eye care for families who are unable to pay for optical services, medical treatment and/or surgery. Over 1,000 patient visits and approximately 100 surgeries are performed each year.