Vision Screening Test

A test that is used to make general categorizations of examinees (i.e. students). Vision screenings typically test only for distance vision. Vision screenings are performed by school nurses. In many instances volunteers also perform vision screening tests. Equipment called “vision screeners” maybe used for the testing and run by the volunteers and/or school personnel. Vision screening tests are a valuable component to vision care but should not be thought of as a comprehensive vision examination.