Maui 528 was a partnership created with the Maui Lions Club in 2014. After learning that Hawaii discontinued school-based vision and hearing tests in 1995, Chelsea moved to Maui on January 1st with the goal of screening elementary school children across the island. With the help of Lions Jackie Yamamoto and Leo Pollo and the rest of the Maui Lions Club, hH screened 6,617 children on Maui, Lanai, and Molokai and identified 657 students who had a vision problem. While working in Hawaii, Chelsea was recognized as a CNN hero. For more information on the program, click here.
Why Maui 528?
Chelsea Elliott traveled to Hawaii with the Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener, a handheld device that can detect six different vision risk factors in a matter of seconds. With 21,000 students in the pilot program, it was calculated that it would take about 528 hours to screen them all.