A/Professor Elisabeth Murphy- Steps
Transcript: A/Professor Elisabeth Murphy-Steps
The StEPS program is an initiative of NSW Health and offers all 4 years old children free vision screening. NSW Health advises all children to have their vision screened before they start school and strongly recommends that all four year old children participate in the vision screening program.
external evaluation of the StEPS program completed in 2018 showed that the program was working well and that there were many benefits for families and children that participated in the program. The NSW Ministry of Health developed a
response to address the recommendations in the
StEPS program evaluation report.
More information about the program can be found in the
StEPS brochure and in the
StEPS policy directive.
If you would like to arrange screening at your centre or discuss you child's screening result, please contact your
local StEPS Coordinator.
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.
Your local health district visits preschools and child care centres to offer all four year old children a free vision screening. 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.
Your child can also have their vision tested at a catchup StEPS clinic if available or at a NSW Health Child and Family Health service. You can also ask your GP to test your child’s vision or refer your child to an eye health professional.
For general and booking enquiries, please contact your local StEPS coordinator. Find your local StEPS coordinator by selecting the area in which you live in the map below. Zoom in to enlarge the map.
Lyall Phone: (02) 4328 7900Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Leanne Hastwell
Phone: (08) 8080 1242
Contact: Alison Boehme
Phone: (02) 6538 5071Email:
Contact: Linden Chen Phone: (02) 9382 0277Email: email@example.com
Contact: Wendy Mutton
Phone: (02) 6656 7061Email:
Contact: Leanne Cumming
Phone: (02) 4475 7200Email:
Contact: Jacque Henderson Phone: (02) 4730 5100Email:
Contact: Kathryn Pressler Phone: (02) 6620 2836Email:
Contact: Jodi Simons Phone: (02) 9462 9550Email:
Contact: Linden Chen Phone: (02) 9382 0277Email:
Contact: Leanne Cumming
Phone: (02) 44757200Email:
Contact: Lois Riley
Phone: 1300 273 290Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Contact: Cathy Llewellyn Phone: (02) 9562 5400Email:
Contact: Sandra Ford
Phone: (02) 6369 3300Email:
Contact: Katherine Hallam
Phone: (02) 8759 4150
Contact: Elizabeth Burge
Phone: (02) 6058 1800