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

The ODOB accredited online education programme features a user-friendly registration system. There are four case studies covering different aspects of glaucoma care, each accompanied by an article of required reading. For each case, registrants will complete a multi-choice test to obtain a maximum of 8 GE points. This year, a new addition to the programme will feature an interactive disc grading component; a series of optic disc photographs will be assessed across a range of disc parameters. (maximum 4 GE points) As part of the registration package, we are also offering glaucoma peer review sessions, where each participant will be given the opportunity to either present or watch others present a case during a series of online peer review sessions facilitated by a glaucoma specialist ophthalmologist to acquire valuable glaucoma peer review (2 GPR) points.

Review an example of the new disc grading component here.

The 2022 Glaucoma Professional Education Programme for New Zealand optometrists, nurses, orthoptists, ophthalmic technicians and other eye health professionals is open for enrolment until mid-October 2022.

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: Ellerslie Event Centre, Green Lane Auckland. There is plenty of free parking at the venue.
When: Sunday 14th August 2022, 9 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 both ophthalmology and optometry will present.

The keynote speaker: University of Sydney – Dr. Radia Lim, “Glaucoma and my journey down a metabolic rabbit hole.”

Professional Education: To be confirmed (5.83 pts in previous years)

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

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

Professional Education: To be confirmed (5.83 pts in previous years)

Registration: If you have any queries, please contact Karon Farmer 0800 452 826 or

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