About the Consultant

After 30 years of experience in the leading optometry practice of Barry & Beale, helping people with a diverse range of visual issues, Naomi realized that her real passion lay in visual rehabilitation, helping those who are trying to live with problems such as Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy or neurological problems, to function better in their visual environment and continue to maximize the use of their remaining vision. She recognized a gap in services and a lack of information particularly for the older adult population and set about to make help available. She established the only independent low vision consultant service in Auckland.

Clients are required to have their ocular health checked within a year of their low vision consultation. A recent report from an ophthalmologist or optometrist is requested. Naomi takes great pride in listening to the individual needs and concerns of every patient and to provide them with the largest range of options and solutions to maximize their vision.

I cannot restore vision that is lost, but I can help to use and enjoy the vision you have.

Naomi Meltzer is committed to helping progress the field of Low Vision in New Zealand through her many speaking engagements to community groups, health and rehabilitation care providers, organizing low vision conferences and working in conjunction with NZAO to provide a credentialing programme for quality professional low vision care.

  • Member of NZ Association of Optometrists
  • Macular Degeneration NZ Professional Friends Programme
  • Glaucoma NZ advisor
  • Retina NZ advisor
  • Albinism NZ Trust advisor
    • Founding Trustee MDNZ
    • Member of 2016 Low Vision Rehabilitation Services Reference Group
    • Recipient 2014 Valda Knight Memorial Scholarship, Hadassah International NZ
    • Keynote speaker Australian Optometric Association Tasmanian Branch conference 2016
    • Lecturer and organiser Low VisioNZ 2012, NZAO Low Vision Seminar 2014 and 2016
    • Agent and trainer for ORCAM wearable text to speech technology