- Conditions & treatments
If you or your child is blind or has vision problems, the Ministry can help.
In this section
- The Ministry of Health funds free vision checks for children. If your child has a vision problem, find it early is good for their learning and development. Read more
- If you are blind or have reduced vision, the Ministry of Health can help with equipment such as mobility canes, screen-reading software, magnifiers and glasses. Read more
- Children in low-income families with vision problems may be able to get funding assistance for examinations, frames, lenses, eye patches and repairs. Read more
Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind
The Foundation has a range of services including instructors to help you learn skills for everyday activities and mobility, communication and employment, equipment, counselling and guide dogs.
Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand
A national organisation of, and for, blind citizens of New Zealand.
Developed by the Starship Foundation and the Paediatric Society of New Zealand.
Better Health Channel
Consumer health information from the Victorian (Australia) state government.