Services for Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Consultant for BVI Services — Eligibility and Application


Students whose best corrected visual acuity is 20/70 or less or who have less than 20 degrees of field of vision, or whose data reveals extenuating conditions (e.g. deteriorating eye condition) as determined by the Coordinator, Blind/Visually Impaired Services Unit are eligible for services.


Application for services of a Consultant for the Blind and Visually Impaired requires:

  • Submission by the school of a completed Referral form with the appropriate school and parental signatures
  • An Eye Report (authorized and signed by the parent/guardian) and completed by an eye care practitioner based upon an eye examination conducted within the preceding 12 months

The completed Referral and Eye Report forms are assessed by the Coordinator, Blind/Visually Impaired Services Unit and assigned to the appropriate Consultant for BVI. The assigned consultant will make contact with the school upon receiving the reports from the Manager.

Referral Form ( Adobe PDF Document 192 KB)

Eye Report ( Adobe PDF Document 197 KB)