– Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced today that her vision screening legislation (House Bill 1342
) now advances to the governor’s desk for his signature after receiving unanimous support from both the House and Senate.
“I am pleased with the overwhelming support from my House and Senate colleagues on this important issue,” said Brown. “Vision impairments, especially at a young age, can hinder one’s ability to learn as well as their overall quality of life. This is why our schools should conduct vision screenings prior to children starting kindergarten to help diagnose common vision impairments along with more serious conditions that can be misdiagnosed or overlooked during an eye exam. I hope the governor would agree with the importance of my legislation and urge him to approve this bill.”
House Bill 1342 would create prekindergarten vision screenings, strengthen follow-up on failed screenings as well as authorize school districts to change the vision screening schedule if they choose.
Representative Rosemary M. Brown
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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