Monarch School





The Monarch School is a K-12 educational institution for San Diego’s children that are at risk of or currently homeless. Funding for the institution is provided by the San Diego County Office of Education, as well as charitable groups that help fund the school’s nonprofit organization, the Monarch School Project.

The San Diego County Optometric Society provides vision screenings to these students every school semester. Referred students are given full exams performed by SDCOS volunteer optometrists a few weeks later, in conjunction with the VSP Mobile Clinic.  Frames and lenses for glasses are chosen and fabricated on-site, in the optical unit of the Mobile Clinic, thus eliminating the need for students to travel to provider offices around the city. In cases where unusual or very high prescriptions are necessary, these are fabricated at the Sacramento VSP lab and are then sent to the school within a few weeks.

Please contact the Society Office to join others in your profession for this worthy cause at 619-663-8439 (ONE-VIEW).


The current coordinator for the Monarch volunteering events is Dr. Robert Meisel, and can be reached at:


Phone: (619) 818-3031