Watch and listen to Eye Health Aotearoa's John Mulka and Chrissie Cowan make their oral submission to the New Zealand Government Petitions Committee, 1 June 2023, on "Why Aotearoa New Zealand needs a National Eye Health Survey."
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Important points include:
- If we are serious about eliminating preventable blindness and vision impairment in Aotearoa New Zealand, then we must have information for the whole New Zealand population.
- It is essential that the National Eye Health Survey includes a physical eye examination.
- Only a comprehensive eye examination can detect underlying eye diseases, and prevent or control vision loss.