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Medical Information 

& Screenings

School Vision & Hearing Screening Notification

The purpose of vision and hearing screening is to aid in the detection of school-age children who have or are at risk for developing vision/hearing disorders. These screenings are required by the Ohio Department of Health on an annual basis and will be administered during the school year to the following students: 

  • All new students

  • All students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7

  • All students with undocumented follow-up from the previous school year 

Why is it important to have your child’s vision and hearing screened at school? 

  • To identify if your child has vision problems or might be at risk for vision problems.

  • Hearing is important for speech, language development, reading, and learning.

  • A hearing screening can detect if your child needs further hearing testing.

  • Even if your child has passed a hearing screening previously, their hearing can change. 

  • Hearing problems can be related to medical problems. 

 

What tests are included in my child’s vision screen? 

  • Observation (all grades)

  • Monocular distance acuity (all grades)

  • Ocular muscle balance test (First grade)

  • Stereopsis test (Kindergarten and First grade)

  • Color deficit test (males only, in Kindergarten or First grade) 

 

What tests are included in my child’s hearing screen? 

  • Audiometry: Screening of hearing acuity 

 

How will I find out the results of my child’s vision and screening results? 

  • If your child passes the vision and hearing screening, you may not be contacted by the school. 

  • If your child fails the screening, you’ll be informed of the results and provided with referral paperwork. 

 

What do I need to do if my child fails the vision or hearing screening? 

  • Vision and hearing screenings provide a snapshot of how your child performs on the day the test was administered and is not a substitute for a complete eye exam by an optometrist/ophthalmologist or audiologist/ENT. 

  • Follow up should be arranged with an eye specialist (optometrist or ophthalmologist) or a hearing specialist (audiologist or ENT). 

  • Provide the specialist with the referral paperwork and return it to the school office once completed. 

 

 

If you should choose to opt-out of any part of the school vision and hearing screening, a written request must be provided to the main office in advance.

Hearing

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Read more about 

Ohio's Department of Health's Hearing Screening 

Requirements in schools.

 

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Vision

Read more about 

Ohio's Department of Health's Vision Screening 

Requirements in schools.

 

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