Our vision service offers free eye sight tests to preschool children
to make sure they can see well.

What we do

This service is part of the StEPS (Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening) program. The StEPS program offers all 4 and 5 year old children free vision screening.

Children rarely complain of eye problems or don’t know that they can’t see well. The only way to tell if a child has a vision problem is to have the child’s vision tested one eye at a time.

If a child has a problem with their eyesight they will have a better outcome if the problem is found and treated early.

Who we care for

Children aged 4 and 5 years.

How to access this service

We target preschools and child care centres in our local area.

You can also ask for this service by calling (02) 8759 4150.

If you are worried about your child’s eyesight at any other time, contact your Child & Family Health nurse or your GP.

Service Providers please refer your clients using our referral form.  We will confirm acceptance of your referral following receipt and review of eligibility.

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