12 Jun 2009

Grant to help vision-impaired children

10:59 am on 12 June 2009

Maori blind support group Ngati Kapo o Aotearoa has won a $500,000 Health Research Council grant to help improve children's access to ophthalmology services.

Chief executive Chrissie Cowan says some of the money will be used to create a database so whanau can quickly find what help is available in their area.

She told Waatea News that simple interventions can improve the quality of life for children who have impaired vision.