On April 6, 2018, the County of San Diego presented the Shiley Eye Institute EyeMobile for Children at UC San Diego with the Live Well San Diego 2018 Public Health Champion Award for an organization. The honor recognizes the outstanding services provided to San Diego County children since 2000. Over the past 18 years, the EyeMobile has provided more than 214,000 vision screenings, 29,000 dilated eye exams and gave out 11,000 pairs of glasses free of charge to underserved children.
The EyeMobile was lucky to share the day of honors with Darlene Shiley, who received a Live Well San Diego Champions for Health Award as a leader in the San Diego community, championing opportunities for improved health, safety and wellness through numerous medical, scientific and educational arts causes especially for her work with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Awards Ceremony is an annual event during National Public Health Week hosted by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. The event honors people and organizations for their achievements in improving the health and quality of life of local San Diego residents.