Dear Parent or Guardian:
Laurel Highlands School District is excited to announce a new partnership with Vision To Learn and to provide vision services to students! This includes a basic vision exam and, if needed, eye glasses.
All this is available at no cost to you.
About Vision To Learn
Vision To Learn is a non-profit organization working in communities across the U.S. offering vision services to students in support of their academic achievement, free of charge.
Student Vision Services
Vision screenings will take place at your student’s school. If your child does not pass the screening, she/he will be referred to the Vision To Learn mobile clinic to receive a basic eye exam by a trained and licensed independent optometrist. If needed, your child may also be prescribed glasses. The optometrist may also identify and refer students in need of follow-up vision care. Eye exams do not involve eye drops or dilation.
Vision To Learn follows CDC, state and federal regulations including staff daily health screenings, the use of Personal Protective Equipment for staff and students, non-contact exam procedures, thorough disinfection between patients, and one patient on the mobile clinic at a time. Vision To Learn is committed to following best practices to prioritize the safety of our students.
Student Information for Vision Services
The District will share your child’s name, date of birth, gender, parent/guardian name, demographic and contact information, and vision screening results with Vision To Learn. Vision To Learn will share your child’s eye exam information with the District. Vision To Learn may also share limited information required to receive programmatic funding from the state.
Receiving vision services provided by Vision To Learn’s mobile clinic will constitute a routine vision examination and – as needed – fitting of glasses and eyeglasses that may be billed to your child’s Medicaid benefits, if applicable. However, please note that a FREE eye exam and eyeglasses will be provided even if Medicaid cannot be billed.
If your child receives a prescription for glasses:
1) she/he will choose a frame
2) Vision To Learn will order the glasses
3) a trained and licensed optician will dispense glasses at the school within 2-3 weeks
Return the attached form if you do not want your child to receive free vision services.