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
|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 hnekidshealth.nsw.gov.au/site/steps.
Page last updated: 14 November 2017