Covid-19 update: optometrists may assist with ‘emergency and acute’ eye care

The following is an urgent update regarding Covid-19 from the Ministry of Health, issued by the NZAO and the ODOB


Further to our earlier communications regarding Covid-19, an update has been received from the Ministry of Health agreeing that Optometrists may assist in the delivery of 'emergency and acute' eye care during the lock down period.

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