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Vision Screening Testing


Trained technicians provide free screening testing at;
  • 4 years, 
  • 5 years ( if missed at 4)
  • year 7
  • year 9 in Decile 1-3 schools

Preschool Screening
  • B4School Check (B4SC)
In preparation for starting school, all eligible 4 year olds have a long vision screening test as a component of their B4SC.

These screening tests are carried out in community settings alongside Well child / Tamariki ora nurses




School Based Vision screening

  • New Entrant Vision Screening Test
A long vision screening test is provided for all eligible new entrant children who missed having a B4School Check.

  • Year 7 Vision Screening Test
A long vision screening test is provided for all eligible Year 7 children at school.

  • Year 9 Vision Screening Test
A long vision screening test is provided for all eligible Year 9 students in Decile 1, 2 and 3 schools as part of the Year 9 HEEADSSS Assessment



Need more information? Contact us:

• Far North - 09 408 9181 extn 7865
• Mid North - 09 404 2858 extn 7865
• Whangarei/Kaipara - 09 430 4101 extn 7865


Or email geraldine.philpott@northlanddhb.org.nz


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