Who we help
We support people with no or limited useful sight that makes doing day-to-day tasks a challenge, even with the best corrective lenses. Approximately three quarters of the people we work with have some vision (which we call low vision), and the remainder are blind.
Many people we support have one or more of the four most common eye diseases causing blindness and partial sight in New Zealand: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. In fact, one third of the people Blind Low Vision NZ helps has macular disease. However, no two people’s sight is the same so we work closely with you to find the best solution depending on what your needs are.
How we can help
We are New Zealand’s leading provider of vision rehabilitation, providing practical and emotional support for people with vision loss.
Our vision rehabilitation services are personalised to meet your individual needs and goals, however big or small.
To become a client, you need to register for our services. Once you’re set up, you’ll be able to access a wide range of support.
Registration can be done online https://blindlowvision.org.nz/contact/access-services/ or by calling 0800 24 33 33
Whangarei Office hours:
Each week we are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am to 2.00pm. Phone us on 09 437 1194 or 0800 24 33 33.
Blind Foundation Support Groups
ph 09 408 4135
The 2nd Friday of the month
1pm – 3pm at the Te Ahu Centre
ph 09 929 9090
The 3rd Thursday of the month
1pm – 3pm
The Herb Murray Room at Kerikeri Retirement Village
Ph 09 437 7758
The 1st Thursday of every month
RSA Building, 16 Hannah Street in the downstairs meeting room
Ph 09 972 8951
The last Monday of each month
10am – 12pm
The Anglican Church Hall, 58 Hokianga Road