Approximately 12 million people 40 years and over in the United States have vision impairment. According to the
Centers for Disease Control Vision
Health Initiative , it is estimated that half of visual impairment and blindness can be prevented
through early diagnosis and timely treatment.
The world-renowned physicians and vision scientists at Southern California Eye Institute (SCEI) are
dedicated to providing you and your family with the highest quality of eye care services. Our work is both
evolutionary - building on discoveries that came before - and revolutionary - making quantum leaps that ignite
breakthrough solutions. The result: new progress, new possibilities and new hope.
Groundbreaking epidemiologic studies led by SCEI
Director, Dr. Rohit Varma, are yielding important information about visual impairment and eye health in
America. With funding from the National Institutes of Health and other esteemed organizations, Varma and his research teams produced the
largest-ever studies in the U.S. on eye disease and their impact on Latinos, Chinese Americans, African Americans
and children of multiple ethnicities.
Recent SCEI innovations include:
We invite you to support this work, from expanding breakthrough research in the field to providing for high-risk,
high-impact studies, and beyond.
Please contact Rebecca Melville at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about supporting the Southern California