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To: Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary for Health and Human Services

Children and Youth Need Comprehensive Vision Care

Reason for signing

  • With over forty years of teaching remedial reading and special education students, a consistent observation of my work has been that many children are unable to focus their eyes on the symbols, letters, and text before them. These observed binocular vision problems prevent the acquisition of some of the most basic reading skills. If a comprehensive vision examination were required for all students many students thought to qualify for special services in reading might instead receive the th...