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Optometry service to be offered in schools
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DeKalb County’s Coordinated School Health Coordinator Dee Anna Reynolds announced last week that optometry services will be made available to students this fall through Coordinated School Health and WellChild Screening Inc.Reynolds told the school board at Thursday night’s regular meeting that the optometry service is an expansion of a program that began in 2008. “In the 2008-09 school year, Coordinated School Health began services with WellChild Inc. to do Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) exams for students,” she said. “Parents who were interested in the service and whose children qualified received WellChild exams on site at school through WellChild's mobile clinic.