Vision Screening

School Code:  27-8.1 (1.10)
Administrative Code

Vision Screening Personnel

Vision screening can only be performed by personnel that are trained and certified by the Department of Public Health.

vision screening is required on the following students:
  • Preschool children age 3 and older in any public or private educational program or licensed child care facility.
  • Kindergarten students
  • 2nd Grade students
  • 8th Grade students
  • Special education students
  • Students who are referred by a teacher
  • Transfer students
Vision screening is recommended on the following students:
  • 4th Grade students
  • 6th Grade Students
  • 10th Grade Students
  • 12th Grade Students
Exemptions
  • A signed and completed report form indicating that an eye examination by an MD specializing in diseases of the eye or a licensed optometrist has been administered within the last 12 months.
  • The parent may object to the screening for their child on religious grounds. A written and signed statement must be submitted to the local school authority. General philosophical or moral reluctance to the screening will not provide a sufficient basis to exemption from the screening.
Mandatory Parent Notification

The child’s parent or legal guardian must be given written notification before the screening is conducted. The notification should state: Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. Your child is not required to undergo this vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months.

vision exam Form

Vision exam report – this form to be completed by eye doctor when child fails screening and is referred for an exam.