Who is eligible
Children must meet the definition of visually impaired to be eligible for assessment. A student who has a condition expected to worsen and cause significant vision loss also will qualify for an assessment. A doctor or ophthalmologist must confirm this diagnosis. The school district must get a report from an ophthalmologist that includes a visual diagnosis and acuities.
Once it confirms eligibility, the school district must request an assessment and/or services via a referral for services from the special education office in the school district at the request of a parent, teacher or administrator.