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Vision/Hearing Exams and Screenings

Vision/Hearing Examination/Scrennings

Illinois State Law requires eye exams within one year prior to entering kindergarten starting in the fall, and for students entering a school in Illinois for the first time. Proof of the required vision examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist must be submitted by October 15 of the school year. Vision screening will be done, as mandated, for the following children: EC, preschool, kindergarten, second grade, eighth grade, special education, teacher referrals, and new students. Vision and hearing screenings are not substitute for a complete eye and ear examination by an appropriate doctor. Your child will not be 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 and that an evaluation is on file at the school.

Forms and waivers are available on the website.


Policy 7:100 - Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations, Immunizations, and Exclusion of Students