FDA- Vision Screening

Vision Screening at Enrollment

A child under nine years old entering school for the first time in this state must present one of the following to the school:

  1. A certificate signed by a licensed physician, optometrist, or other licensed health professional approved by the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, State Office of Rehabilitation, stating that the child has received vision screening to determine the presence of amblyopia or other visual defects; or 2. A written statement signed by at least one parent or legal guardian of the child that the screening violates the personal beliefs of the parent or legal guardian.

The District may conduct free vision screening clinics for children aged 3 1/2 years old to nine years old pursuant to Utah Code § 53G-9-404.

A volunteer who serves as a vision screener for a free vision screening clinic for a qualifying child must be a school nurse, hold a certificate issued by the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, or be directly supervised by a school nurse or individual with a certificate issued by the Division.

Utah Code § 53G-9-404 (2018)