Blindness and low vision support

Support services and information for people affected by blindness and low vision and their family/whānau.

Blind + Low Vision NZ 
Offers a range of services to people with blindness and low vision such as counseling, orientation and mobility services, adaptive daily living services, adaptive technology and employment support. Phone 0800 24 33 33 from 8.30am–5pm Monday to Friday or email

Kāpō Māori Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. (Ngāti Kāpō) 
A member-based society that is open to all people with a disability. The services they offer include vision support services, advice and information about disability services and peer support. Phone 0800 770 990. 

Parents of Vision Impaired (NZ) Inc. 
Supports parents who have blind or vision impaired children. Join the group using the online form on their website.

Albinism Trust, NZ 
A support group for people living with albinism. Contact them using their online contact form

Retina New Zealand Inc. 
Offers peer to peer support for people living with retinal disorders. Phone 0800 233 833 or join the group using their online application form.

Glaucoma New Zealand 
Provides resources and information about glaucoma and offers peer support groups for people living with glaucoma. Phone 09 373 8779 or email

Macular Degeneration New Zealand 
Provides resources and information about macular degeneration and has a support helpline 0800 622 852. Email