Eye Exam Requirements for Initially Identified Students

Comprehensive Eye Exam

Amended Substitute House Bill 95 passed in 2003 requires students initially identified with disabilities to have an eye exam beginning the fall of 2004. Parents will be requested to schedule the appointment with the eye doctor within 90 days after the student is initially identified with disabilities. The law further specifies that the parent, not the school district, has full financial responsibility for this examination.

Recent legislation now requires school districts to report the number of students placed on an IEP for the first time that have had an eye exam. While students who have not had an eye exam cannot be denied services, the school district will need to report this information. Information can be found on the IEP Eye Exam Website. Please contact Megan Longfellow, Director of Special Services at 330 673 2659 ext. 5004.