18 Fedruary 2009

Thomas George MP, Member for Lismore is offering further information about a free vision screening program available to all four year old children in the Lismore electorate.

“Young children rarely complain about their eyesight and may not even realise that they are having trouble seeing. Unfortunately the only way to tell if a child has a vision problem is to have one eye tested at a time.”

“The StEPS (Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening) initiative offers all four year old children free vision by targeting those children attending preschools and day care centres for vision assessment,” Mr George said.

“The current recommendation is that all children have their vision screened before they start school and it is therefore strongly recommended that all 4 year old children participate in the StEPS program.”

“Children who are found to have a problem will be referred for a full test by an eye health professional.”

Mr George said a free brochure about the program was available by contacting his office.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.