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Vision (Eyesight) Screening - New England


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 New England 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.


Contact details

Alison Boehme
StEPS Coordinator

Phone: (02)65 385071
Email: Alison.Boehme@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au