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The Jules and Doris Stein UCLA Support Group launched the JSEI Affiliates in 1990 as a broad-based volunteer network to serve UCLA's Stein Eye Institute. The Affiliates' mission is to support the faculty, staff and programs of the Institute and provide outreach to the greater Los Angeles community through vision science education and patient services. Several integrated programs were created to meet this ambitious goal.

Community Outreach and Vision Education
The Volunteer JSEI Affiliates Community Outreach and Vision Education committees focus on a wide range of vision education and community service programs. Programs such as Vision In-School and Community-Insight provide vision education to groups ranging from elementary school students to local senior citizens, while the Preschool Vision Screening program provides vision screenings to preschool-aged children throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Patient Services
In addition to outreach and vision education programs, the Volunteer JSEI Affiliates offer several patient service programs. The Make Surgery Bearable program provides plush Dr. Teddy MD teddy bears to each and every pediatric patient undergoing eye surgery at the Institute. The bears are a small token to help children feel secure during a scary time.

Other patient programs include the Shared Vision and MagniVision programs. Shared Vision is an eyeglass collection and recycling program benefiting those in need. The MagniVision program provides funding for the lending library of low-vision aids at the Institute's Vision Rehabilitation Center. 

JSEI Affiliates Information
(310) 825-4148
affiliates@jsei.ucla.edu
http://www.jseiaffiliates.org



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