Pass the Atticus Act: Enhanced School Vision Program for Maryland
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Help ensure that students who are visually impaired can see clearly. If we expect a child to learn then we should make sure they can see what we are teaching them.
Stop the discriminatory school visions screenings and educate parents on vision symptoms and the importance of an eye exam.
The Atticus Act will ensure not just distance vision is checked but also symptoms of vision disorders like near vision, eye alignment, and eye teaming. Eye alignment or teaming disorders can be indicators of underlining health conditions like concussions, TBI, or neurological conditions.
In addition, parents receive Educational vision material: importance of eye exam, symptoms of vision disorders and educational impact, and at-risk groups for vision disorders. Because vision disorders can occur at anytime, educating parents on importance of an eye exam and symptoms of vision disorders is key vital for patient history.
Maryland Bills for 2018 Legislative Session
Enhanced vision screenings and increasing eye exam rates is improving student performance in Maryland.
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