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New Zealand Optometric Vision Research Foundation.

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The New Zealand Optometric Vision Research Foundation has been established to provide funds for local research and vision care projects.


To provide funds for local research and vision care projects.

About NZOVRF

The New Zealand Optometric Vision Research Foundation has been established to provide funds for local research and vision care projects.

The initiative for this Foundation has come from the New Zealand Optometrical Association, members of the optometric profession, and the University of Auckland.

The Foundation would provide New Zealand's first full-time research facility, for university graduates and practicing optometrists to undertake additional research.

This Foundation will consider applications for projects each year and funds will be made available by the trustees to a wide variety of project types.

The major objectives of the Foundation are as follows:

  • to foster research in Optometry and visual science at the School of Optometry, the University of Auckland;
  • to encourage research interests among students in Optometry;
  • to provide grants to establish or promote research in any area of Optometry or visual science;
  • to provide grants to individual Optometrists who may wish to undertake approved research projects in New Zealand or at recognised Schools of Optometry or research establishments in other countries;
  • to undertake such other activities as may, in the opinion of the Board, promote or sustain the extension of knowledge in Optometry or visual science.

The Foundation will be funded by contributions from optometrists, ophthalmologists, dispensing opticians, optical wholesale companies and donations by businesses and individuals.

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