Register with us to get support

Before receiving support or services from the Blind Foundation, we need you to register with us and be assessed. This means that your optometrist or ophthalmologist needs to tell us about your level of vision and your eye conditions. Your GP or other health professional is sometimes involved too.

We ask for an up to date eye report to help us provide you with the right services for you. The report also helps us make sure you are receiving any necessary treatment for your vision.

No one is too young or too old to register with the Blind Foundation. Many people are not completely blind and have some useful vision, however all people who register with the Foundation have significant day to day difficulties with vision related tasks and meet our registration criteria.

Most people who register with us have clinical problems with their eyesight, but there are other circumstances where we can help. Your optometrist or ophthalmologist will be able to say for sure if it would be helpful for you to register with us.

How to register with us

To register with the Blind Foundation, either contact us for a registration package and application form, or download a registration form below. Use this form if you’d like to receive services and support, or if you are filling this out on behalf of a friend or family member.

Once you have registered to receive services, you might wish to go on to become a member.

If you choose to download the application form you’ll need to print it out, fill it in, then pop it in the post to us. Fill in what you can and we can help you with the rest.

Client Application Form (.pdf)

Refer someone to us

If you are a professional such as an ophthalmologist, optometrist or other qualified referrer you can refer an adult or child to us by writing us a referral letter- visit our locations page for our office addresses.

You can also refer someone by completing the form below.

Ophthalmic Referral Form (.doc)

If you need help with either of these please phone 0800 24 33 33, email generalenquiries@blindfoundation.org.nz or visit your local Blind Foundation office.