Press Releases NAVCP Supports Bill Requiring Eye Exams by ECP During School Enrollment Published 5 years ago on May 10, 2017 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet “Vision health is essential to overall health.” (Press Release) WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) announced that it supports California Assembly Bill 1110 Pupil health: eye and vision examinations. The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, would require “a pupil’s eyes and vision to be examined by a physician, optometrist, or ophthalmologist in accordance with specified provisions, unless the pupil’s parent or guardian submits a written waiver to the school or charter school.” Existing California law requires a pupil’s vision to be appraised by a school nurse or other authorized person in the pupil’s kindergarten year or upon first enrollment in elementary school, and in grades 2, 5 and 8, unless the appraisal is waived by the pupil’s parents upon presentation of a certificate from a physician and surgeon, a physician assistant or an optometrist. “Vision health is essential to overall health and professional care should begin as early as possible for all children,” said Julian Roberts, NAVCP executive director. “We applaud Assemblywoman Burke for promoting elementary school access to eye exams by an eye care professional in her state.” Advertisement NAVCP’s letter of support is available at www.navcp.org. The National Association of Vision Care Plans represents the managed vision care industry. Our members cover approximately 53 percent (170 million) of all Americans by partnering with eye care providers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Related Topics:children's visionlegislationNAVCP click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Essilor Shareholders Approve Tie-Up With Luxottica Don't Miss Safilo Partners with Marie Claire on Sunglass-Themed Editorial Platform SPONSORED VIDEO Shamir Glacier Plus Metaform: Stronger. Thinner. Lighter. It’s time for a new compromise-free lens technology that completely changes our concept of what's possible. Glacier Plus™ Metaform enables customers to enjoy strength and safety alongside the aesthetics of thin and light lenses. Now Available: The next technical revolution in the world of optics. You may like US House Bill Would Expand Medicare to Include Vision Care Texas Optometrists Seek Expanded Scope of Practice Mississippi Optometrists Win Expanded Scope of Practice Promoted Headlines Recommend a Simple Solution for Your Patients’ Daily Dry Eye Challenges Alcon See What’s Possible with EssilorLuxottica 360 EssilorLuxottica Shamir Glacier Plus Metaform: Stronger. Thinner. Lighter. Shamir Lens Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases11 hours ago VSP Ventures Acquires EYEcenter Optometric Press Releases11 hours ago Treehouse Eyes Partners with Johnson & Johnson Vision Press Releases11 hours ago Valley Contax Announces New Directors Press Releases14 hours ago Prevent Blindness Declares First-ever Geographic Atrophy Awareness Week as Dec. 6-12, 2021 Press Releases14 hours ago New Paper Explores Connection Between Vision and Cognitive Function Photo Gallery2 days ago 16 Painfully Relatable Memes About Working Holiday Retail Sponsored Content2 weeks ago Shamir Glacier Plus Metaform: Stronger. Thinner. Lighter. Photo Gallery2 weeks ago 12 Images That Show Why Spectrum Eye Care in Hamilton, ON, Was Named One of (North) America’s Finest Optical Retailers Headlines3 weeks ago Warby Parker Will Soon Have 161 Stores Headlines4 weeks ago Store Owner Grapples with Thief in Witness Video Sponsored Content2 weeks ago See What’s Possible with EssilorLuxottica 360 INVISION Podcast2 months ago INVISION Podcast New Season: Dee Talks With Dr. Diana Canto-Sims on the Challenges of Serving the Nation’s Largest Ethnic and Racial Minority Press Releases3 months ago Global Vision Campaign Seeks to Achieve 1M Vision Screenings and Eye Exams for World Sight Day Sponsored Content3 months ago Introducing the VariluxⓇ Challenge Press Releases4 months ago Sun Pharma Launches 4th ‘Dry Eye Gets Personal’ Video Campaign Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery2 days ago 16 Painfully Relatable Memes About Working Holiday Retail Headlines7 days ago New Look Vision Acquires Luxury Optical Holdings The Big survey1 week ago So Overrated! ECPs Tell Us the Top 10 Things About The Profession That Don’t Deserve the Hype Headlines3 days ago Feds Seize $479K Worth of Illegal Contact Lenses Headlines2 days ago Eyewear Seller Says ‘Online Hitmen’ Are Destroying Her Business Sponsored Content2 days ago Recommend a Simple Solution for Your Patients’ Daily Dry Eye Challenges The Big survey6 days ago Big Survey: Most ECPs Still Expect to be Working Past 65 Tools and Equipment6 days ago Stumped on Holiday Gifts for Your Eye Loving Loved Ones? We Got You Covered!