State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville recently received Michigan Optometric Association’s Legislator of the Year award for 2019.
“It’s been a privilege working with the MOA as chairman of the House Health Policy Committee,” Rep Vaupel said. “They do great work on behalf of hundreds of optometrists across Michigan. I have always appreciated that the association has always brought forward issues that help others. As a glasses wearer myself, I appreciate the work these doctors do for our state!”
Legislation has recently been referred to the Health Policy Committee that seeks to improve learning experiences for students with vision problems. Specifically, this proposal would allow schools to inform a student’s parents of exhibited vision deficiencies, and encourage them to seek an examination from an optometrist.
Curious about Rep. Vaupel’s priorities as chair of the House Health Policy Committee? If so, you may contact his office by calling (517) 373-8835 or by email at HankVaupel@House.mi.gov.