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How often do they check vision in public schools?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on district
Most check the vision on entry.
A few do it every several years. If you have concerns about your child's vision, you should see a pediatric ophthalmologist and get it checked out.

In brief: Depends on district
Most check the vision on entry.
A few do it every several years. If you have concerns about your child's vision, you should see a pediatric ophthalmologist and get it checked out.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
This depends on the school district, but many check once a year. Your child's vision will also be checked yearly at their annual physical.

In brief: Depends
This depends on the school district, but many check once a year. Your child's vision will also be checked yearly at their annual physical.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Maybe every 3 years
Public schools do vision screening on the students in elementary and middle school every few years (the exact number probably varies with school district philosophies and budgets).
However, if parents have vision problems such as lazy eye, strabismus, nearsightedness, or farsightedness, then they should take their child in for an eye doctor's exam before first grade, even if the child seems fine.

In brief: Maybe every 3 years
Public schools do vision screening on the students in elementary and middle school every few years (the exact number probably varies with school district philosophies and budgets).
However, if parents have vision problems such as lazy eye, strabismus, nearsightedness, or farsightedness, then they should take their child in for an eye doctor's exam before first grade, even if the child seems fine.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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