State law addresses vision screening.
Indiana Administrative Code 410 3-1-1 Testing
Sec. 1. (a) All school corporations shall conduct an annual screening test of the visual acuity of all children enrolled in or transferred to grades 3 and 8 and all other school children suspected of having a visual defect.
Indiana Administrative Code 410 3-1.1-1 Annual vision test
Sec. 1. Every school corporation shall conduct an annual visual test, using the modified clinical technique, of children when they enroll in either kindergarten or grade 1 unless an eye care professional requests, in writing, that the child not be tested.
Indiana Code 20-34-3-12. Vision tests; records; report on information
(d) The governing body of each school corporation shall conduct a vision test for each student enrolling in or transferring into:
- (1) either kindergarten or grade 1;
- (2) grade 3;
- (3) grade 5; and
- (4) grade 8;
and for each student suspected of having a visual defect.
Vision screening is required for all accredited public and accredited non-public schools for grades K or 1, 3, 5 and 8. All accredited schools are required to report their vision screening results to the Indiana Department of Education via the School Health Report which is due by June 15 of each school year.