screening

Screenings: Vision, Hearing, and Dental

  • Screening

    School nurses provide routine vision and hearing screening as described below. Parents/legal guardians will receive notification for students who do not pass the vision and/or hearing screening and are responsible for following the instructions on the referral letter. An evaluation by a vision and/or healthcare provider is required for students who do not pass the vision and/or hearing screening. If a referral letter is sent by the school nurse, the form must be returned to the school nurse showing the provider’s findings, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations. School nurses will provide follow-up on referrals. Please contact the school nurse for assistance in obtaining a vision and/or hearing specialist to complete the referral form. Financial Assistance/Vouchers are available from multiple resources for vision care and prescription glasses – these programs are coordinated by the school nurse.

    Vision Screening

    • Stereopsis screening will be provided for Kindergarten students.
    • Far vision screening will be provided for students in grades 2, 4, and 6.
    • Far vision screening will be provided for K students who, at the time of their Kindergarten Health Assessment/Physical, did not pass or were unable to screen.
    • Far and near vision screening will be provided for students in all grades who are referred by the teacher, EC Department, and/or parent.

    Hearing Screening

    • Hearing screening will be provided for students in grades Kindergarten, 1, 3, 6
    • Hearing screening will be provided for students in all grades who are referred by the teacher, EC Department, and/or parent.

    Dental Screening

    • Dental screening will be coordinated through the NC Division of Oral Health as resources are made available.
Last Modified on April 1, 2020