95 requires that within three months after a student identified with disabilities
services under an individualized education program, the child
is required to undergo a comprehensive eye examination (unless the student has
had an exam in the last nine months). Parents need to be aware of this requirement,
schedule an appointment with an optometrist or ophthalmologist, make sure the
eye doctor sends a copy of the exam form to the school, and check with the school
administrator to ensure that the eye exam form is in their child’s file.
This section of iepeyeexam.org assists parents with each of these four tasks.
The Frequently Asked Questions provide general background
information about this new requirement, the Doctor
Finder helps identify
in a specific community that will conduct comprehensive eye exams for children
and the Exam Report is a copy of the form
that the doctor needs to complete and send to the school. A
copy of the eye exam form should also be faxed to 614-781-6521. Outcome
the forms will be reviewed by a work group from the Optometric Association
and Ophthalmological Society to determine the future needs and directions
of the program.
If you are a
parent and you have any questions
about the information contained in this section of the website, please