|A Clear Vision of the Eye Exam Mandate|
|By Patrick Ishmael|
|Wednesday, March 07, 2012|
Before this body is a proposal that would renew a state mandate requiring optometrist or physician eye exams for incoming kindergartners in Missouri’s public schools (Senate Bill 641). The mandate places both a legal and financial burden on Missouri families that only two other states in the country place on their citizens. There are several troubling aspects of the proposal.