Retina New Zealand Inc. – Macular degeneration

Telephone-Based Peer Support If you have been diagnosed with a retinal disorder, have a family member or close friend who has, or just want to find out more about Retina NZ, ring 0800 233 833 (New Zealand only) to talk to a peer support co-ordinator. This is a voluntary organisation supporting people with retinal degenerative … Continued


Humanware make a wide range of products for people with low vision – from portable magnifiers such as SmartView Pocket to the desktop units, SmartView Synergy & myReader2. They are innovators in this field, offering products widely recognised as among the best available anywhere eg. Magnifiers, lighting, talking book players, computer magnification, TV glasses. For … Continued

Royal N Z Foundation of the Blind

Ring the above number, or 0800 24 33 33 for information about services, to enrol as new members, to order Talking Books etc.  RNZFB offers a craft group; training; education and support for blind persons and their families. Ph. 355 8381- News ‘phone – this service has recorded extracts from newspapers, read by volunteers. Approved … Continued

Low Vision Clinic

Aims: To provide a comprehensive low vision service for the people of Canterbury and Westland region and provide a place where equipment to assist people with low vision can be located; to co-ordinate services for people with low vision. A range of Electronic Magnifiers to view print and coloured photos can be hired from $50 … Continued