What Our Patients Are Saying
May 21, 2017
“The vision screening program went to my daughter’s preschool which is in the Indio area, to provide their services. After the screening it was determined that she had very bad eye sight. I do not know how I would have been able to catch this, because to her the bad eye sight would have been “normal”. I thank all the girls that were calling to follow-up, and were concerned if she had received attention to this matter. She got her glasses, in green her favorite color. She absolutely loves them!!! She is so happy… because she sees clearly and doesn’t see wishy-washy anymore. She loves them so much that she has gone in the shower with them on , and has even gone to bed with them on. Thank you so much for catching her bad eye at such an early age. According to her ophthalmologist, this is a crucial age for vision development. Thank you, thank you!!!”
May 16, 2017
“My son Vincent attends Lovetts Children Preschool and Loma Linda came and examined his eyes and to our surprise we found out that he has very bad astigmatism. After they made numerous attempts to contact me and leave me several voicemails I finally returned their call to thank them once I had private medical insurance and was able to get him scheduled for full eye exam. Since then, Vinnie has had an eye exam and they confirmed what they had diagnosed and he has a pretty hefty prescription. My poor son this whole time couldn’t even see, had Loma Linda not examined him I may not have known for quite some time. He loves his new glasses and is very proud to show them off to all his friends and family. I want to let you know that what you do for kids and their families is great and I appreciate everything you did for my son. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
February 14, 2017
“My son Michael needed glasses since he was in TK. I took him to the doctor, but his insurance didn’t cover them. Then they did another screening in Kinder. They found out he needed glasses ASAP. I go the letter, but didn’t follow up as I knew that his insurance only covered the consultation, but not he glasses. Once day I got a random call and it was Loma Linda Eye clinic. They helped me find an optometrist that took my insurance and covered both the consultation and the glasses. I now have another son that need glasses and they are going to help me with him as well. His insurance doesn’t cover the prescription because he needs a low prescription lens. I am glad programs like this help children that live in a low income household. Thank you so much Loma Linda for caring for our children.”
February 3, 2017
"I’d like to share our story about Eric’s new glasses… Thanks so much to Ronela, she is one of the best program manager! When I got the calls right after his failed exam it was either I called after hours and wouldn’t leave a message or I would forget to call back. And I want to thank her for giving us another opportunity and that she had been able to help us with ordering a new pair of glasses for my son. I truly appreciate all her hard work, for going above and beyond and most important the excellent customer service. People like her and staff always make a difference in our lives!"
January 24, 2017
"I’m so grateful my son received these services especially since he was in need of glasses which I was unaware of until his screening. Vision is imperative for success at school. I want to thank all of you for all you have done to help my child not only see better but making him a better student overall too. I have seen a lot of growth from my son which I contribute to more confidence and a clearer world for him, made possible by this program and the people running it. We truly thank you for caring about children like mine. Your efforts are much appreciated by this family who needed them."
January 5, 2017
"My son, Kaden has had his eyes checked every year by his pediatrician and there was no signs of an eyesight problem but with the new testing that Loma Linda University does for the children at their school, it was brought to our attention that Kaden does have a problem where one pupil is larger than the other and was having difficulty seeing all along. LLU contacted us and explained the next step to take and with their help my sons is now being taken care of and a solution was made to help him see better. I want to thank LLU for everything."
December 29, 2016
"My daughter just head start this year and Loma Linda came down to their school and did a free eye screening for the kids. Thanks to them, we found out that our daughter Noel has astigmatism in both eyes! This was big news to us and we were glad that we found out this information so early in her life. They personally called me to tell us the news and wanted us to make an appointment right away. We even got a follow up appointment from their office to make sure Noel has either received glasses or has an appointment. I really appreciate this because sometimes parents need to be pushed and encouraged a little by professionals to get done what they need to get done for their kids. It shows they care, and for some kids, if it wasn’t for these free services, they would never get diagnosed with needing prescription glasses. Thank you LLU!"