HHS, education department briefing on healthy vision, learning

October 9, 2012

AOA InfantSEE® Committee Chair and Professor of Pediatric Optometry at Southern College of Optometry Glen Steele, O.D., serves as an expert panelist at the Washington, D.C., meeting of the National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education.

Speaking to the room full of health and education experts at the September meeting, Dr. Steele reinforced the link between healthy vision and learning challenging the leading policymakers to better ensure that America’s children have the tools they need – including healthy eyes and clear vision – to succeed in school and later in life.

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