Dr. Linda Pang of the College of Optometry at Western University of Health Sciences gives KayleeAnn Smith, 6, and her mom, Amanda Smith, their first look at the Optelec MultiView electronic video magnifier (EVM) at WesternU in Pomona on Friday, December 14, 2012.


Thanks to the efforts of Sight Savers of America, the College of Optometry at WesternU, and Optelec U.S. Inc., KayleeAnn — who has a detached retina and dislocated lenses, resulting in low vision — will be able to better see everything from her schoolwork to her toys. Working with the California School for the Blind, San Bernardino City Unified School District, Sight Savers and Optolec, WesternU optometrists identified KayleeAnn as qualifying for the EVM, and helped make arrangements to train the kindergartner and her mother on the equipment at WesternU.


The equipment went home with KayleeAnn, is hers to keep, and will be maintained and/or replaced by Sight Savers and Optolec until she is 19.


The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and The San Bernardino Sun also had a story. Find it here .