Vision assessments

Our Orthoptic service provides visual assessment and treatment for infants and children up to the age of 12 years.

 

Vision screening is also provided in early intervention centres and as a secondary screening service to the StEPS program.

The Orthoptic service aims to reduce the number of children with permanent visual loss as a result of poor awareness of visual/eye problems in childhood and emphasise the importance of early intervention.

Contact 4328 7900 for appointments and enquiries.

Statewide eyesight pre-schooler screening

The Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening (StEPS) program offers all four year old children who attend a Central Coast pre-school or childcare centre a vision screening assessment.

It is highly recommended that all four year old children have their vision screened. To benefit fully from treatment childhood vision problems need to be treated prior to school entry, during the critical vision development period.

For further information contact the local StEPS team on 4328 7900 or visit the NSW Health StEPS site:

External page link Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening (StEPS)

External page link StEPS flyer