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Paediatric low vision clinic


The Paediatric low vision clinic (PLVC) is a direct support service offered by the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) to students from birth to school leaving age with vision impairment, including students with additional or multiple impairments, in state and non-state facilities throughout Queensland. This service is at no cost to the family or school.

The PLVC provides vision assessments and information to children and students with vision impairment, their families, teachers and specialist school staff.

The primary role of the PLVC is to provide support to the educational team by recommending strategies to improve each student’s access to learning and participation at school.  Advice and recommendations are made to suit the diverse learning needs and styles of students who have a wide range of eye conditions and visual functioning.

Students and children attending the PLVC will have their own eye care practitioners who provide treatment/medical intervention for their eye conditions. The role of the clinic is to support the education team by evaluating the implications of the vision condition and establishing the level and use of each student’s functional vision in the learning environment.

Assessments assist in developing an understanding of the vision condition and associated visual behaviours. Recommendations are made about appropriate educational adjustments, alternative formats, specialised equipment and teaching strategies to facilitate access, participation and achievement within the curriculum. This is provided for students with vision impairment identified by DETE’s Education Adjustment Program (EAP) criteria for vision impairment. 

For more information about the services or procedures in relation to the Paediatric Low Vision Clinic please download the information brochure from the link on the right hand side or contact us at the Paediatric Low Vision Clinic office.​