Help for children with vision problems (MoH)
Enable New Zealand is contracted by The Ministry of Health, to provide a Spectacle Subsidy for children with vision problems in low income families. The subsidy can be used for eye exams, frames, lenses, eye patchesand repairs. The annual subsidy amount is $287.50 (including GST); with a further $51.11 (including GST) is available for children that require an adult size frame. The subsidy covers examinations and prescriptions from an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist registered with Enable New Zealand, or to fill a prescription from a hospital-based eye examination.
For an information sheet about the MoH Spectacle Subsidy, click here.