The purpose of doing vision screenings at school is to identify possible visual problems that may be a deterrent to the student's educational performance in school, and to refer for appropriate diagnosis and treatment by an eye care professional.
Vision Screenings will be conducted annually in Union County Public Schools for all students in grades K - 5 and in grade 7. Students in grades 1 - 5 will be screened during the fall semester and at the kindergarten level by the end of February. Grade 7 will have a completed vision screening by the end of February as well. Additional vision screenings should be performed for all students, regardless of grade level, who are new to the UCPS system, in special education programs, demonstrate possible vision problems or are referred by teachers.
The school nurse can assist families who qualify for vision care programs in obtaining exams and/or eye glasses on an as needed basis.