Prep students will undergo free vision tests as part of a $14 million Primary School Nurse Program resurrected by the Queensland Government.
Labor MP for Waterford, Shannon Fentiman, said students at Loganholme State School would be among the first beneficiaries.
‘We know vision screening is vital in early childhood, particularly for conditions such as the most common cause of visual impairment in children, amblyopia (or a lazy eye), which affects one in every 50 Australian children.’ she said.
‘As part of the testing process, where vision or other health problems are detected, children will be referred to appropriate healthcare through Children’s Health Queensland and other agencies.
‘By providing early detection of health problems, we can help ensure our children get the best chance to achieve at school.’