State law addresses vision screening.
Kentucky Administrative Regulations 702 1:160. School health services
(5) A preventive student health care examination shall be reported on the Preventive Student Health Care Examination Form, KDESHS002, or an electronic medical record that includes all of the data equivalent to that on the Preventive Student Health Care Examination Form, and shall include:
(a) A medical history;
(b) An assessment of growth and development and general appearance;
(c) A physical assessment including hearing and vision screening
Kentucky Public School Enrollment Requirements
All children between the ages 3 and 6 who are entering public preschool, Head Start or public school for the first time must have an eye examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist no later than January 1 of the school year.
Kentucky Revised Statutes 156.160 Promulgation of administrative regulations
(i) A vision examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist that shall be required by the Kentucky Board of Education. The administrative regulations shall require evidence that a vision examination that meets the criteria prescribed by the Kentucky Board of Education has been performed. This evidence shall be submitted to the school no later than January 1 of the first year that a three (3), four (4), five (5), or six (6) year-old child is enrolled in a public school, public preschool, or Head Start program;