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Resources for Students in Need of Glasses
About Coordinated School Health Main Page
Additional Pages:
Niswonger Children's Hospital Virtual Health Clinic
8 Components of CSH
Color Blindness Information for Parents
Cover Kids Health Insurance Information
CSH Flyer
CSH Video
General Health Related Resources
Hawkins County Schools Emergency Response Plan
Hawkins County Schools Wellness Plan
Kid Central Tennessee Website
PEP Grant
Resources for Students in Need of Glasses
Tennessee Safe and Supportive Schools
The Importance of Breakfast for Kids

For more information on vision as an educationally relevant health factor: http://www.uniteforsight.org/eye-health-teachers/importance-vision-screening-for-children


Did you know?

Vision problems have been shown to adversely affect a child’s achievement in school as well as their ability to enjoy learning.

If your child has received a vision referral, check with your health insurance company regarding coverage for optometry visits and glasses.

Your school nurse will be able to provide the name and location of the closest optometrist.


Tenncare will cover:

·        The cost of one optometry visit/ vision exam

·        One pair of glasses

·        One replacement pair, in the event the original pair has been lost or broken.


If you do not have health insurance or are unable to cover the cost of an optometry visit/ glasses, please let your school nurse know. Scholarships for students in need of a vision exam and glasses are available from a local civics club. Your school nurse will be able to help you complete the application and set up the appointment.


It is the policy of the Hawkins County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX (1972 Educational Amendments), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.