Eye care support

Eye care support

  • Support services and information to help keep your eyes healthy.
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Macular Degeneration New Zealand(external link)(external link)
Online eye test, information, resources, links, personal stories, tips, videos and more. 

New Zealand Association of Optometrists'(external link)(external link) 
Freephone 0800 439 322. An incorporated society whose objects include a commitment to high quality eye health care for all New Zealanders.

Retina NZ(external link)(external link)
Freephone 0800 569 849 (0800 LOW VIZ). A voluntary organisation consisting of and made for people with retinal disorders.  Facebook page, newsletter, regional contacts, team of peer supporters (freephone 0800 233 833) who are available to talk these people have a range of eye conditions and are able to speak from first hand experience about the day-to-day reality of living with a visual impairment, and offer ideas for making daily tasks easier to cope with and where to find further information on a range of topics.

Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind(external link)(external link) 
Freephone 0800 24 33 33. Practical and emotional support for the 11,700 Kiwis who are blind or have low vision. Support in living independently and getting around, help with technology, ways to continue reading and communicating, and advice on staying in or looking for work.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)(external link)(external link) 
Medical college responsible for the training and professional development of ophthalmologists in Australia and New Zealand. This includes maintaining a continuing professional development (CPD) system, a vocational training program (VTP), organising scientific congresses and meetings, and much more.

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