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You are about to access a copy of the New Zealand Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board list of registered practitioners. This list of active practitioners (holding a current practising certificate), and inactive practitioners is updated daily. Please contact the Registrar if you have a query related to the Register or a particular practitioner on 04 474 0705.
If you are looking for an optometrist authorised to prescribe ophthalmic medicines, you are looking for an optometrist on the Register who does not have a condition listed on their scope practice that indicates they are not authorised to prescribe medicines.
If you are looking for an optometrist able to independently manage and prescribe for glaucoma patients, please click here for a list of these Board-approved optometrists.
The full Register is available for inspection at the Board's office in Wellington and copies may be purchased.
To purchase a copy of the Register, please complete this application form and submit it to the Board's office.
The Board does its best to maintain the accuracy of the Register, but if you believe the information to be incorrect please contact us on 04 474 0705.
Practitioners must promptly inform the Board of address changes.
Effective from 1 April 2017, changes made to the optometrist scopes of practice came into force. The previous four scopes of practice have been rationalised to just one - the 'Optometrist Scope of Practice' - and a new 'Provisional Optometrist Scope of Practice' has been introduced for overseas-qualified practitioners wishing to Register in New Zealand who do not currently hold a qualification that includes therapeutic prescribing. Click here to view the Board decision issued on these changes.
If you have any questions about someone's scope of practice listed on the Register, please call 04 474 0704.