Some Arizona kids will soon get free vision screenings at school

June 12, 2019 | Arizona Republic

Arizona schools will soon begin giving kids free vision screenings, thanks to a new law.

The legislation, introduced by Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Cave Creek, requires schools to give vision screenings to:

  • Students just entering school.
  • Students who receive or are being considered to receive special education services.
  • Students whose teachers have requested a screening.
  • Students not reading at grade level by third grade.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed the vision screening law, Senate Bill 1456, on June 7. It goes into effect in late August.

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