Vision (Eyesight) Screening - Hunter Region


The StEPS (Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening) program offers all 4 - 5 year old children free vision screening. NSW Health advises all children have their vision screened before they start school and strongly recommends that all 4-year-old children participate in the vision screening program.

Why have your child's vision screened?

Children rarely complain of eye problems or realise 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.

Download the StEPS brochure.

How can your child access the StEPS program?

Hunter New England Local Health District holds vision screening clinics at preschools and child care centres throughout the Hunter Region. To have your child's vision screened you will need to complete a consent form and return it to your child's preschool/childcare centre.

Drop In Clinics

The StEPS vision screening program is an initiative of NSW Health and offers all 4 - 5 year old children free vision screening.

For further information please call (02) 4985 3401.


School of Arts Building
Cnr of Maitland Rd & Orange Street

All clinics 9am - 12pm

23 April

Child & Family Health Centre
16 Croudace Bay Rd (Belmont Hospital)
Clinic 9am - 12pm

10 December

Cessnock Hospital Grounds
View St, Cessnock

All clinics 9.30am - 12.30pm

05 October
08 October

Charlestown Community Health
Charlestown Square (Level 2 'Secret Garden')

All clinics 9am - 12pm

27 September
25 October
22 November
12 December

East Maitland Community Health
Community Health Building
58 Stronach Av, East Maitland

All clinics 9am - 12pm

02 October
04 October
09 October

Edgeworth Child & Family Health Centre
5 Minmi Rd, Edgeworth
Clinic 9am - 12pm

11 December

Medowie Community Centre
44 Ferodale Rd
Clinic 9am - 12pm

13 December

Morisset Multipurpose Centre
143 Dora St, Morisset
Clinic 9am - 12pm

14 December

Nelson Bay CWA Rooms
Cnr Achilles St & Gowrie St, Nelson Bay
Clinic 9am - 12pm

11 December

Raymond Terrace Health Centre
4 Jacaranda Av, Raymond Terrace
Clinic 9am - 12pm

12 December

Singleton Hospital (main entrance)
Boonal Street, Singleton
Clinic 9.30am - 12pm

03 October
10 October

Westlakes Community Centre
6 James St, Toronto
Clinic 9am - 12pm

13 December

Wallsend Child & Family Health Centre
10 Longworth Avenue (Harker Building)
Clinic 9am - 12pm

10 December

Waratah Child and Family Health 
149 Turton Road, Waratah

All clinics 9am - 12pm

31 August
21 September
19 October
16 November
14 December


Alison Boehme: StEPS Coordinator

Phone:               (02)65 385071