As a community service since 1985, Assistance League of Fullerton annually sponsors a vision screening program for elementary, public and parochial school children at the school sites in the communities of Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Buena Park, Placentia and Yorba Linda. Assistance League of Fullerton contracts with the Ketchum University, School of Optometry to perform the screenings each school year. Assistance League of Fullerton also contracts with community optometrists and ophthalmologists. These vision professionals provide additional screening for children that are referred who do not have an optometrist or ophthalmologist free of charge. Assistance League of Fullerton provides financial help for lenses and frames.
For the school year of 2015 – 2016, the program screened 5,127 children at 17 public schools and 4 private schools. 748 children were referred for further testing. 27 students were referred to local optometrists.