Children's Vision Law

Statute 118

General School Operations 118.135. Eye examinations and Evaluations.

(1) Beginning in the 2002-2003 school year, each school board and each charter school shall request each pupil entering kindergarten to provide evidence that the pupil has had his or her eyes examined by an optometrist licensed under ch. 449 or evaluated by a physician licensed under ch. 448.

(2) A pupil who complies with a request under sub. (1) shall provide evidence of an eye examination or evaluation by December 31 following the pupil's enrollment in kindergarten.  The school board or charter school shall provide pupils with the form distributed by the department of regulation and licensing under s. 440.03 (16) for that purpose.

(3) To the extent feasible, the medical examining board and the optometry examining board shall encourage physicians and optometrists, for the purpose of this section, to conduct free eye examinations or evaluations of pupils who are in financial need and do not have insurance coverage for eye examinations or evaluations.

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Wisconsin Statutes Database Chapter 118