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
- 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.