Clinic for Underprivileged

Our Foundation, the Wright Foundation for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports the eyecare of disadvantaged children worldwide. Funding from the Wright Foundation supports the work of our Los Angeles Pediatric Eye Clinic for disadvantaged children and international missions.

Los Angeles Pediatric Eye Clinic

Our Los Angeles clinic is unique as it provides optical, medical, and surgical treatment of underprivileged children with eye diseases; no child is turned away. To our knowledge, there is no other pediatric eye clinic in the Los Angeles area that gives such comprehensive eye care to disadvantaged children.

The Clinic provides a caring, child-friendly environment where children from all walks of life can gain access to the highest level of medical and surgical eyecare regardless of ability to pay. If eye surgery is required, our staff works with the patient’s family to obtain payment authorization from California Children Services. If the child is not eligible for a state program, we perform the surgery without charge and will cover the hospital and anesthesia fees. We also provide optical services not covered by state aid programs, including glasses and contact lenses, at reduced or no cost to the patient, services not covered by state aid programs. Children are referred to the Clinic from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center COACH for Kids and Their Families, Venice Family Clinic, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, Helen Keller International’s ChildSight Los Angeles – Helen Keller International, Clinica San Miguel, and the Los Angeles medical community at large. With more than 1,200 patient visits and over 100 eye surgeries scheduled annually, the Clinic has become a critical resource for our low-income families in the Los Angeles area.