Kentucky School Requirements for Children's Vision

  • Kentucky requires a vision examination
  • Frequency: Children age 3-6 enrolled in a public school, public preschool, or Head Start program

and

  •  Requires a vision screening
  • Frequency: One year prior to entry to school, one year prior to entry into 6th grade, and (as required by local board of education) within one year prior to entry into 9th grade

Requires a preventative health care examination, including a vision screening, done one year prior to a child seeking admission to school, within one year prior to entry into the sixth grade, and (according to local board of education requirements) within one year prior to entry into the ninth grade. Additionally, all out of state transfer students shall be required to submit documentation of a preventative health care examination. Kentucky Regulation §704 4:020 Section 2

Requires a vision examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. The administrative regulations shall require evidence that a vision examination meets the criteria prescribed by the Kentucky Board of Education and has been performed. This evidence shall be submitted to the school no later than January 1 of the first year that a three (3), four (4), five (5), or six (6) year-old child is enrolled in a public school, public preschool, or Head Start program. Kentucky Statute §156.160H

States Medicaid and KCHIP shall cover the above services. Kentucky Department of Education School Eye Exam: Questions and Answers

Source:

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/704/004/020.htm

http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/krs/156-00/160.PDF

http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Instructional+Resources/Early+Childhood+Development/School+Eye+Exam+Questions+and+Answers.htm