At half Helen, we are committed to improving school-age children’s vision and hearing through an innovative delivery of care.
Vision impairment is the single most prevalent disabling condition among children. The Center for Disease Control, estimates that 25% of children, 1 out of 4, have a vision problem and almost 15% of children have a hearing problem.
At hH, we believe it is not enough to identify a vision problem. Forty percent (40%) of children that fail a vision screening never see an eye doctor due to cost and access to providers. Untreated refractive errors are the leading cause of Amblyopia and blindness in children.
hH works with families and schools to provide these crucial vision and hearing screenings, help families in need access medical care, and ensure children receive corrective wear, in turn improving children’s academic success and social and emotional development.
Looking for quality and affordable options for state-required vision and hearing screenings? Click the link below to learn more about half Helen’s services and schedule your screenings.
In 2014, Chelsea landed in Maui, HI to launch hH’s first vision health initiative, Maui 528. A social entrepreneur, Chelsea used the island as an incubator to develop a scalable vision program using photoscreening technology.