State law addresses vision screening.
Administrative Rules of Montana 37.111.825 Health Supervision and Maintenance
(7) Pursuant to the advisory authority of 50-1-202 (11) and (12), MCA, the department recommends that students be evaluated by registered professional nurses or other appropriately qualified health professionals on a periodic basis in order to identify those health problems which have the potential for interfering with learning, including:
- (a) assessment of student's health and developmental status;
- (b) vision screening;
- (c) hearing screening;
- (d) scoliosis screening;
- (e) chemical and alcohol abuse;
- (f) nutritional screening; and
- (g) dental screening.
This guide provides information about vision screenings in schools and recommends vision testing guidelines for all students new to the district and students in grades K-3 and every other grade after 3rd.