Date: October 18, 2017
Location: Grand Staircase and Great Hall of Flags Massachusetts State House
YOU ARE INVITED to join parents, nurses, pediatricians, family physicians, optometrists, ophthalmologists, orthoptists, opticians, educators, public health professionals and others from organizations across Massachusetts to advocate for legislation to support a statewide comprehensive children’s vision health program --- H3224 an act to establish a children’s vision registry and special commission on childhood vision and eye health.
10:00am- Networking, Children’s Vision Screening, Exhibitors
11:00am- Speaker’s Program
12:00pm- Lunch and Legislative Briefing
1:00pm- Legislative Visits—all are invited to participate in pre-scheduled meetings with legislators
3:00pm- Legislative Visits end
In 2004, the Massachusetts Legislature enacted Chapter 181 of the Acts of 2004“An Act Relative to Eye Examinations for Children”, a bill sponsored by Majority Leader Ronald Mariano. This was an important first step. THE NEXT STEP in the development of a statewide comprehensive children’s vision health program is the passage and enactment of H3224 an act to establish a children’s vision registry and special commission on childhood vision and eye health. Children, accompanied by parents or other adults, are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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