Chelsea Elliott Founds the half Helen Foundation
After graduating from St. Edward’s University, Chelsea learns about the Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener. Unlike the standard eye chart which only measures distance acuity, the Spot Screener can identify six of the most common vision impairments. This tool is a game changer in vision care, permitting detection of vision impairment in children as young as 6 months old. Motivated by her own vision loss and armed with an $8,000 grant from the West Austin Lions Club, Chelsea starts the half Helen Foundation to provide affordable vision and hearing screenings to school age children.