Bill would fund vision care for kids

Washington, DC-A bipartisan group of federal legislators has introduced a bill in the House and Senate designed to provide follow-up care for children with identified potential vision problems.

Washington, DC-A bipartisan group of federal legislators has introduced a bill in the House and Senate designed to provide follow-up care for children with identified potential vision problems.

The bill, called "Vision Care for Kids Act of 2007," was introduced Jan. 17 in the Senate by Sens. Christopher "Kit" Bond (R-MO) and Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and in the House by Reps. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Vito Fossella (R-NY), Gene Green (D-TX), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and John Sullivan (R-OK).

If approved, Congress would issue federal grants to states to fund follow-up vision care for children in whom a previous screening identified a potential vision problem.