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U.S. Senator Kit Bond Receives 2010 AOA Health Care Leadership Award
Date:3/9/2010

too well just how important early identification is since a condition that went undiagnosed when I was a child has led to permanent vision loss in my right eye.  Through their work with the InfantSEE® program, Missouri's optometrists are an important part of the solution to helping children across the state avoid conditions like mine," said Sen. Bond. "Last year I was also proud to reintroduce with Senator Dodd the Vision Care for Kids Act to combat undiagnosed and untreated vision problems in children. Support by Missouri's optometrists has been critical and I will continue to work with the vision community to bring attention to this important issue."

About the American Optometric Association

American Optometric Association (AOA) doctors of optometry are highly qualified, trained doctors, on the frontline of eye health and vision care, who examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and disorders of the eye. In addition to providing eye and vision care, optometrists play a major role in an individual's overall health and well-being by detecting systemic diseases. Doctors of optometry have the skills and training to provide more than two-thirds of all primary eye care in the United States. The AOA represents more than 36,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians in nearly 6,500 communities across the country. For more information, visit

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