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Proposed Calif. bill requires vision exams for schoolchildren

March 27, 2017

An act has been introduced in California requiring that a student’s vision be appraised by a physician, optometrist or ophthalmologist.

The current law allows for a school nurse or other authorized person to assess vision in the pupil’s kindergarten year or upon first enrollment in elementary school and in grades 2, 5 and 8, according to the legislation.

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Proposed Calif. bill requires vision exams for schoolchildren

March 27, 2017
An act has been introduced in California requiring that a student’s vision be appraised by a physician, optometrist or ophthalmologist. The…

In the Journals

Many youths with diabetes not monitored for diabetic retinopathy by 6 years after diagnosis

March 23, 2017
Many youths with a diagnosis of diabetes do not receive eye examinations to screen for diabetic retinopathy within 6 years of their diagnosis…

First OD chairman for Sjögren’s foundation discusses its future

March 23, 2017
April marks Sjögren’s Awareness month. Steve Cohen, OD, is the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation’s Chairman of the Board and the first…

NIH scientists identify rare, genetic disorder that causes blindness

March 22, 2017
Researchers at the National Eye Institute have identified the genetic underpinnings of a rare disorder that causes children to be born with deafness…

UH professor awarded NIH grant for myopia research

March 16, 2017
Earl L. Smith, OD, PhD, professor in vision development at the University of Houston and dean of the College of Optometry, was recently awarded a…

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