|Optometric Intern Aileen Chang, Class of 2013, checks the ocular pressure of an athlete as Optometric Intern Son Ly, Class of 2013, observes.||SCCO Assistant Professor Eunice Myung Lee, O.D., (third from left), with officials from Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) and Special Smiles. Pictured are (l-r): SOSC Assistant Vice President, Human Resources and Volunteer Services Laura Seckel; SOSC President and CEO Bill Shumard; Dr. Myung Lee; and Clinical Director Special Smiles, Dr. James Lee. Dr. Myung Lee serves as Global Clinical Advisor, Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes Program|
|SCCO volunteers with two of the Special Olympic athletes on Sunday afternoon.|
Sixty-nine students, faculty and staff members from the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO), provided vision care to athletes at the Summer Games of the Special Olympics Southern California. The gathering of 1,100 athletes took place at Cal State Long Beach, June 11 and 12.
Through the Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes Program, SCCO volunteers were part of the 109-member vision screening team. The team screened 184 patients and provided 133 pairs of prescription glasses and goggles. Sixty-seven pairs of sunglasses or sports goggles were also dispensed to the athletes. Overall, 3,000 volunteers made the event happen.