LUMBERTON — Nurses in the Public Schools of Robeson County are preparing for vision and hearing screenings at
During the beginning of the school year, school nurses screen students for hearing deficits and vision acuity. Walmart Vision Center of Lumberton is assisting in part of the effort by donating vision repair kits for all the public schools. The kits contain materials that enable nurses to repair and clean students’ glasses.
Last week the nurses also participated in the annual audiological training by Dr. Carrie Rowley, a school audiologist. This helps the nurses to identify students who need glasses or additional checkups for hearing problems.
These tests are primarily for first-, third- and fifth-grade students. These test are crucial to support student academic needs.