We have a range of resources for optometrists and GPs, as well as information you may find interesting and useful when thinking about your eye health. Use the dropdown menu to explore our Resources page.
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Many work places require staff members that routinely look at a computer (VDU) screen as a job requirement to undergo an eye examination. The Visual Examination For VDU Operators form can be completed prior to visiting your optometrist. Download the form here >>
Just as your car needs regular checks to ensure that it is functioning normally, your eyes need examining to ensure that your vision meets the LTSA eyesight standards. Most drivers can reach the standard necessary for safe driving with spectacles or contact lenses ...Read more >>
Visual discomfort when using a computer
Often, people are unaware of existing visual problems that may only come to light when they begin using computers because the demand on the visual system of this work can be very high. ....Read more >>
Good Light Helps Vision
Eyes adapt to different levels of light very well. From the brightest light on a sunny day to the extremely low levels of light at night, we can still see. This pamphlet provides information about glare, the correct positioning of lights and the impact of poor lighting on your vision... Read more >>
How the Eye works
A simple explanation on how the eye works. This document may also be a useful teaching aid in conjunction with the EyeBox project. ... How the Eye works >>
Project - Build a Box Eye
Lighting for low vision, general room lighting comes from fittings anchored in the ceiling, and as a result light may be compromised by shadows created. ... Read more >>
Eye Facts or Eye Fiction
It's important to separate facts from fiction, especially when the topic is eyesight. Knowing how to take good care of you eye is ... Read more on 'Eye facts or fiction' >>
Effective Colour Contrast Booklet
How does impaired vision affect colour perception? ... Read about 'Effective Colour Contrast' >>
How to adjust a Microsoft Windows Computer for people with Low Vision
A guide to adjust Windows XP and Vista for Low Vision. Many of the instructions also apply to more recent MS Operating Systems. ...Download the booklet >>
Directory of Health Care and Support Providers ...A directory of informative medical websites for New Zealand General Practitioners and their patients.
All about vision ...Useful information about contact lenses, corrective surgery and eye health conditions....A fascinating look at antique optical aids. "billions of people have been empowered by the gift of clearer vision
Antique Spectacles ...Spectacles paved the way"
Colour Vision Simulator ...What a person with colour deficient vision may see
Save Our Sight ...SOS month has been headed by NZAO since 2002. The campaign aims to raise public awareness of eye health and to reduce preventable vision impairment The Eyecare Trust ...A British organisation that aims to raise the awareness of all aspects of ocular health
Atlas of Gonioscopy Videos ...Demonstration of some examination techniques.
What the brain sees! ....Optical illusions - can you believe your eyes?
Living with Low Vision - This Ministry of Health publication has information about managing daily tasks, help and rehabilitation, and where to go for help for people who have low vision.
Albinism Trust ...Useful support and information about Albinism and issues with eyesight
Glaucoma NZ ...A charitable trust dedicated to preventing blindness from glaucoma
Retina NZ ...Providing support to those with retinal degeneration
MD Foundation ...Macular Degeneration NZ offers information and advice about macular degeneration (also called AMD ARMD or age-related maculopathy)
Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind ...Providing support for the blind and partially sighted
Red Cross ...Providing support to the community
Primary Eye Care Newsletters ...Primary Eye Care Newsletter is published by NZAO and circulated to GP's and Primary Health Care providers.
Optometric Management ...A useful journal that is focused on practice management
Optometry Today ...Online Journal with interesting news from the British optical industry
Review of Optometry ...Newsy and informative with a link to Online Clinical Education.
American Journal of Ophthalmology ...Full length articles with a medical focus.
Senior Doc - USA ...A site dedicated to sharing of professional knowledge for healthcare professionals.
British Contact Lens Association ...Promoting excellence in contact lens research...
Cornea & Contact Lens Society ...Representing contact lens practitioners in New Zealand
NZOVRF Funding & Grants ...The New Zealand Optometric Vision Research Foundation has been established to provide funds for local research and vision care projects. >World Council of Optometrists ...Advancing the development of eyecare worldwide
Council of Australia and NZ ...Information and guidance for overseas trained optometrists
Optometry Legislation in NZ - The Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Act 1976 and its amendments.
NZ Registration Board ...Registration of Optometrists in NZ is conducted by the Optometrists and Opticians Registration Board.
Ministry of Health ...Providing advice to the Government on the Health of New Zealanders.
NZGO ...Official Gateway to the NZ Government.
The Minister of Health ...Minister of Health parliamentary website. Cabinet papers and decisions on Health are posted here.
POLICE ...NZ Police keep a register of accredited vision examiners. To be included on the police register, optometrists must apply directly to Police Wellness & Safety Department, Phone: 04 474 9533
University of Auckland ...One university in New Zealand offers the Bachelor of Optometrist (B.Optom) course.
University of Melbourne ...The department of Optometry & Vision Science at Melbourne University.
University of New South Wales ...Sydney's school of optometry.
Queensland Uni Tech ...School of Optometry.
GP Referral Form
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