|SCCO's Vision Care for the Homeless recently received a $5,000 grant from the The Allergan Foundation. Pictured are (l-r): SCCO Vice President of Interprofessional Affairs John H. Nishimoto, O.D., M.B.A.; SCCO Vice President of Advancement and Marketing Paul A. Stover, M.Ed.; President, The Allergan Foundation James Hindman, C.P.A., M.B.A.; and SCCO Director of Development Frances Rozner, M.A.|
Vision Care for the Homeless, a collaborative program between the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO), and the Illumination Foundation, has received a $5,000 grant from The Allergan Foundation. The grant will be used to provide vision care for at least nine Orange County homeless adults with glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy or keratoconus who will be referred through community vision screenings.
SCCO faculty and optometric interns volunteer their services to provide screenings and full vision care exams at the Illumination Foundation's Mobile Eye Care Clinics.
Established in 1904, SCCO is a private, non-profit, educational institution dedicated to educating today's minds to provide tomorrow's eye, vision and health care. SCCO grants a four-year, professional degree, Doctor of Optometry (OD) and a Master of Science in Vision Science (MS). The College's superior clinical education program provides patient care experiences in community optometric clinics; exposure to the delivery of optometric care in multi-disciplinary settings; and experiences in practices serving a wide variety of ethnic and socio-economic patient groups. SCCO owns and operates two premier eye and vision care centers – the Eye Care Center located on its campus in Fullerton, CA, and the Optometric Center of Los Angeles located in south-central LA.
The Illumination Foundation breaks the cycle of homelessness for destitute families in Orange County by providing emergency and transitional shelter and wraparound health and social services.
The Allergan Foundation supports three areas, one of which is to improve the overall health care and patient access to healthcare, with emphasis on women's health issues and the aging population.