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Children's Retina Institute - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Children's Retina Institute
7447 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 257-3300 (Local)

Brief Description

Dr. Angela Shihady at the Children's Retina Institute provides comprehensive low vision care for children and adults with impaired sight. CRI is a participating provider of Medi-cal and MediCare. Dr. Shihady specializes in helping children with unique vision problems, including those with diagnosed and undiagnosed eye diseases, visual processing problems, legally blind children with remaining sight and children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities. She provides a variety of diagnostic assessments and can evaluate even the non-verbal child. Low vision examinations include assessing environmental considerations such as lighting, distance, contrast and best visual fields. The Partners for Pediatric Vision Program offers free ongoing information and support to families, including resource and referral, counseling and collaboration with the child's teachers, and therapists.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.
Staff description: Low Vision Optometrist, Ophthalmologist
Geographic area served: Southern California


Tori Schladen, M.A., Partners for Pediatric Vision Executive Director, (323) 612-8185,
Angela Shihady, O.D., F.A.A.O., Low Vision Optometrist, (323) 257-3300,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Services for Seniors
    • Provides the tools and the training to help older adults maintain their independence. Comprehensive set of services address all issues of cencern to older adults with impaired sight.

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Low vision optometrist provides functional vision assessments to determine a child's degree of functional vision, including eye-hand coordination, visual processing skills, eye movement skills and depth perception. Environmental considerations such as lighting, contrast and visual fields are assessed. They can determine whether eyeglasses will improve a child's vision and performance and they can design custom frames for the child with special needs.
  • Support for Parents
    • Partners for Pediatric Vision offers ongoing resources and referrals, education, advocacy, and support for parents and children in our program. Services offered in Spanish and English.
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