all children would have a comprehensive vision and eye health exam before
starting school as 80% of learning is through vision. This eye exam performed
by an eye doctor -- optometrist or ophthalmologist -- can detect vision
Substitute House Bill 95 passed in 2003 requires students initially
identified with disabilities to have an eye exam beginning
the fall of
2004. Senator Randy Gardner of Bowling Green sponsored the legislation.
Senator Gardner said, “Through my family’s experience, I
know how important good vision is to the learning process. Correcting
vision problems early on can help improve a child’s performance
Parents will be requested to schedule the appointment with the eye doctor
within 90 days after the student is initially identified with disabilities.
If the student had an eye exam during the previous nine months, the requirement
full text of Amended Substitute House Bill 95 and a list of all requirements,