Vision and Hearing Screenings
Screenings for vision and hearing are provided in accordance with the Illinois Department of Health and District 15 guidelines. Parents/guardians and staff members who suspect a problem with a student’s vision or hearing are encouraged to call the nurse and request a screening. Students who do not pass the school screenings are referred for medical follow up.
Parents or legal guardians who object to screenings for their child on religious grounds may contact the school nurse for additional information.
Note: Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. A child is not required to undergo the 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.