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Please view our collection of resources below, which summarise some of the major findings from our research. Our aim is to provide reliable and accessible information on improving eye care in Aotearoa New Zealand. Watch this space!

Eye care: what’s the situation in Aotearoa New Zealand?

ecsat coverIn 2022, researchers from the Community Eye Health team were commissioned to prepare a detailed report that summarises the state of eye care services in Aotearoa New Zealand. The report highlights that while New Zealand has a solid foundation for good quality eye care services, there is room for improvement in the way we plan and deliver eye care services to ensure all New Zealanders can access the services they need.

Download the published report here.

Download our plain language summary of the report here

 

Citation: Silwal PWatene R, Cowan C, Cunningham W, Harwood M, Korau J, Sue W, Wilson G, Ramke J. Eye care in Aotearoa New Zealand 2022: Eye care situation analysis tool (ECSAT). Auckland: University of Auckland, 2022.

The report was prepared for Eye Health Aotearoa, with funding from Blind Low Vision New Zealand.

Geographic access to eye health services in Aotearoa New Zealand: which communities are being left behind?

Distance to travelSome New Zealanders face barriers to good eye health. One of these barriers could be the distance they must travel to reach services.

In 2022, Community Eye Health researchers published their research reporting how far New Zealanders need to travel to reach their closest eye care provider. The research showed that people living in the most deprived areas of New Zealand sometimes have the longest distances to travel to eye clinics. To achieve equity in eye care, we need to make these services more accessible.

Click here to download the plain language summary of this research.

Citation: Ramke J, Zhao J, Wilson O, Lee AC, Dakin S, Watene R, Cunningham W, Harwood M, Black J. Geographic access to eye health services in Aotearoa New Zealand: which communities are being left behind?, Clinical and Experimental Optometry,2022; DOI:10.1080/08164622.2022.2102410

This research was undertaken with funding from Blind Low Vision New Zealand.