We know that the welfare of your patients is always paramount. That’s why we would like to support your work by providing an accredited education programme that includes the opportunity to collaborate with other eye care providers.

2022 Professional Education Programme

Glaucoma New Zealand Trustees, Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer, and Dr. Hannah Kersten have developed an outstanding programme, recommended by your colleagues as, “clinically relevant” and “absolutely excellent.”

Our ODOB accredited online education programme features a user-friendly registration system & new format, including:
• 4 cases with reading included (8 CD pts)
• interactive disc grading (4 CD pts)
• Optional peer-review session (2 GPR pts)

Review an example of the first 5 questions of the new disc grading component.
Click here to review the new disc grading assessment.

The 2022 Glaucoma Professional Education Programme is open to New Zealand optometrists, nurses, orthoptists, and ophthalmic technicians & is available for enrolment until 31 October 2022.

Cost: $285 inc GST. By registering for this programme, you are making a difference in the lives of your glaucoma patients who receive information and support from Glaucoma New Zealand.

Glaucoma Professional Education Programme


2022 Glaucoma NZ Professional Symposium  ‘BEYOND PRESSURE.’

 The Glaucoma New Zealand Professional Symposium is a hybrid one-day education event for optometrists and other health professionals.

  • Where: The Tote on Ascot Room, Ellerslie Event Centre – Map, Green Lane, Auckland. There is plenty of free parking at the venue.
  • When: NEW DATE Sunday 25th September, 2022, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (registration from 8 am)

It will be an exciting one-day conference with rapid-fire presentations on a wide range of glaucoma topics, including; Glaucoma Diagnosis, Advances in Technology, and Challenging Cases.
Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer is overseeing the scientific programme. Speakers from ophthalmology and optometry will present topics. Review the programme.

Professional Education:  6.25 General credits or 6.25 Glaucoma Event credits. Virtual attendees will be required to complete a multi-choice questionnaire which will be provided the week before the event and worked through on the day in a fun way.

Registration: Complete the registration form, and if you have any queries, please get in touch with Karon Farmer  at 0800 452 826  or email

Cost:  Student attending                        $125
Health professional attending              $175
Virtual link (student & professional)    $125

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Glaucoma NZ has been funding research projects and investigations into glaucoma since 2005. We provide a high quality independent assessment of research projects before funding to assure the very best use of the limited funds available for research.

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