UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute The Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute
by name
Afshari, Natalie A. Baxter, Sally L. Borooah, Shyamanga Brown, Stuart I. Camp, Andrew Do, Jiun Ferreyra, Henry A. Freeman, William R. Goldbaum, Michael H. Granet, David B. Haw, Weldon W. Heichel, Chris W. Hennein, Lauren Huang, Alex A. Huang, Lingling Kikkawa, Don O. Kline, Lanning Korn, Bobby S. Lee, Jeffrey E. Liu, Catherine Y. Moghimi, Sasan Movaghar, Mansoor Nguyen, Thao P. Nudleman, Eric Puig-Llano, Manuel Robbins, Shira L. Rudell, Jolene Savino, Peter J. Scott, Nathan L. Spencer, Doran B. Toomey, Christopher B. Vasile, Cristiana Weinreb, Robert N. Welsbie, Derek S.
by specialty
Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cornea & Cataracts Dry Eye Clinic Glaucoma Neuro-Ophthalmology Ocular Oncology Ophthalmic Genetics Ophthalmic Pathology Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Ophthalmology Informatics and Data Science Optometry & Low Vision Pediatric Ophthalmology & Eye Alignment Disorders Refractive Surgery / LASIK Retina & Vitreous Thyroid Eye Clinic Uveitis
by condition
AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) Cataracts Corneal Conditions Cosmetic Surgery Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Cancer Eye Movement Disorders Glaucoma Hereditary (Genetic) Disorders Low Vision Neuro-Ophthalmic Conditions Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Pediatric Conditions Refractive Errors Retinal Diseases Strabismus (Strabimus) Thyroid Eye Disease Uveitis
Shiley Eyemobile

UCSD Shiley EyeMobile for Children

Each year more than 100,000 American children needlessly go blind, simply because they did not receive an eye exam.

It is our mission to give young low-income children the vision they need to succeed in school and in life by identifying, treating and preventing vision disorders through:

  • Vision Screening
  • The EyeMobile for Children
  • Outreach and Education
  • Early Child Development Research

Save Our Children's Sight is a model program at the UCSD Shiley Eye Institute removing the barriers to vision care faced by underserved young children and their families.


2000 - 2020 Cumulatively

  • 236,085 Vision Screenings
  • 31,683 Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams
  • 940 High-Risk Children Detected
  • 13,461 Free Glasses Given

2019 - 2020 // 10,601 Children Seen

  • 8,803 Vision Screenings by Auto-Refractor
  • 990 Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams
  • 48 High-Risk Children Detected
  • 760 Free Prescription Glasses Given

This program has been made possible by the contributions of generous community members. These donations have allowed for the tremendous growth of the EyeMobile Program since it was founded. With your help, we can continue to expand our program and provide services to a greater number of children in San Diego County.


To contact the EyeMobile for Children directly call (858) 822-2585. You can also visit us online at EyeMobile.ucsd.edu.

To make a donation to the EyeMobile for Children, please click here.



EyeMobile for Children
(858) 822-2585

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EyeMobile Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm


9415 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0946

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