- Laurel Elementary
Dear Laurel Families:
Your child’s School District is excited to partner with Vision To Learn to provide vision services to students. This includes a routine eye exam and, if needed, eye glasses.
ALL THIS IS AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO YOU.
About Vision To Learn
Vision To Learn is a non-profit organization working in communities across the U.S. offering vision services to students in support of their academic achievement.
Student Vision Services
Vision screenings will take place at your student’s school. If your child does not pass the screening, they will be referred to the Vision To Learn mobile clinic to receive a routine eye exam by a licensed independent optometrist. If needed, your child may also be prescribed glasses. The optometrist may also identify and refer students in need of follow-up vision care. Eye evaluations do not involve eye drops or dilation.
Vision To Learn follows CDC, state and federal regulations including staff daily health screenings, the use of Personal Protective Equipment for staff and students, and thorough disinfection between patients. Vision To Learn is committed to following best practices to prioritize the safety of our students.
Student Information for Vision Services
The District will share your child’s name, date of birth, gender, parent/guardian name, demographic and contact information, and vision screening results with Vision To Learn. Vision To Learn will share your child’s eye exam information with the District. Vision To Learn may also share limited information required to receive programmatic funding from the state.
Medi-Cal Benefit Usage
Receiving vision services provided by this program will constitute a routine eye exam and – as needed – eyeglasses and dispensing of glasses that may be billed to your child’s Medicaid benefits, if applicable. Please note that a no-cost eye exam and eyeglasses will be provided even if your insurance cannot be billed. You may receive a notice called an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from your insurance carrier with information regarding the services billed and the payments that have been approved, but you will not receive any bill for the services or eyeglasses.
If your child receives a prescription for glasses:
1) they will choose a frame
2) Vision To Learn will order the glasses
3) a licensed optician will dispense glasses at the school within 3 weeks
If you choose to opt out of (or decline) vision services for your student, please complete an Opt-out form available in the front office.