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Sponsors: Reps. B. Cox and Elliott
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Introduced in the House on February 12, 2020
Introduced in the Senate on February 12, 2020
Currently residing in the House
Summary: Year of the Eye Exam
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/12/2020 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 28) 2/12/2020 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 8) 2/12/2020 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 8) 2/12/2020 Senate Recalled from Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 3) 2/19/2020 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 14)
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February 12, 2020
S. Printed 2/12/20--S.
Read the first time February 12, 2020.
TO PROCLAIM THE YEAR 2020 AS "THE YEAR OF THE EYE EXAM" AND FEBRUARY 20, 2020, AS "EYE HEALTH AWARENESS DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, eye health and vision care are important to the overall health and wellness of all Americans, yet up to sixteen million Americans struggle with undiagnosed or untreated vision impairments; and
Whereas, eye diseases, vision loss, and eye disorders create an estimated 139 billion-dollar economic burden; and
Whereas, the simplest step in helping to protect vision and to get early diagnosis of and treatment for visual-system diseases like glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, is to make a comprehensive eye exam part of annual health care routines with America's primary eye health care providers, doctors of optometry; and
Whereas, the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association and member doctors of optometry educate the public each year on the importance of eye health and vision care; and
Whereas, during the year of 2020, citizens are encouraged and urged to consider the importance of eye health and to take care of their vision and health by making an appointment for an in-person, comprehensive eye exam. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, proclaim the year 2020 as "The Year of the Eye Exam" and February 20, 2020, as "Eye Health Awareness Day" in South Carolina.
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