State policies reviewed at first 'Vision Summit'

May 1, 2007

Vision health advocates convened here to review data and the effectiveness of various state policy models to provide children's vision care in what is touted as the first "Vision Summit."

Washington, DC-Vision health advocates convened here to review data and the effectiveness of various state policy models to provide children's vision care in what is touted as the first "Vision Summit."

The Better Vision Institute, a group comprised of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians, hosted the meeting to rally cross-disciplinary advocates to the cause of improving children's vision health.

The event included speakers from the National Eye Institute and representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Speakers from 5 of the 7 states that have passed legislation to increase the number of children who receive vision care spoke about their policies.