Some Arizona kids will soon get free vision screenings at school
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.