Vision screening for kids in Lake Mac

Date posted: 14 November 2017

Children in Lake Macquarie City who are starting school in 2018, can have their eyes tested at a free vision screening drop-in session next month to ensure any eye problems are detected and treated before attending school.

The Hunter New England Health program StEPS (Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening) is designed to identify childhood vision problems, which cannot be detected by observation, behaviour, family history or vision surveillance.

Children aged four to five, who attend a preschool or child care centre, are usually screened at their facility and don’t need to attend these sessions.

If you are unsure whether you child has been screened, contact their preschool or child care facility, or the StEPS service on 4985 3401.

Upcoming vision screening drop-in clinics in Lake Macquarie


Date Time Location Contact
Thursday 7 December   9.30am-12.30pm Westlakes Community Centre, 6 James St, Toronto Allison 0409 213 405                                                            
Friday 8 December  9am-noon Morisset Multipurpose Centre, 143 Dora St, Morisset Libby  0438 671 285
Monday 11 December   9am-noon Child and Family Health Centre, Belmont Hospital, 16 Croudace Bay Rd, Belmont Libby  0438 671 285
Tuesday 12  December    9am-noon Child and Family Health Centre, 5 Minmi Rd, Edgeworth Tracy 0417425 094
Wednesday 13 December 9am-noon Community Health Building, Level 2, Charlestown Square, Pearson St, Charlestown Tracy  0417 425 094

If you would like more information, contact Hunter New England’s StEPS service on 4985 3401 or visit

Page last updated: 14 November 2017