Registering with the Ministry of Health’s Children’s Spectacle Subsidy service: Information for Optometrists and Ophthalmologists
Enable New Zealand administers the Children’s Spectacle Subsidy service on behalf of the New Zealand Ministry of Health. Optometrists or Ophthalmologists who wish to use the Children’s Spectacle Subsidy service must be registered with Enable New Zealand:
- as an Approved Assessor under the Ministry of Health Equipment Modification Services (EMS) Assessor Accreditation Framework, and
- to use Enable Online with RTL to claim for payment.
The Children’s Spectacle Subsidy is a Ministry of Health contribution intended to help families with the cost of certain vision services for eligible children 15 years of age and under. Visit the Ministry of Health website for more information.
Children’s spectacle subsidy | Ministry of Health NZ
Register as an EMS Approved Assessor
EMS Approved Assessors are authorised to apply for Ministry of Health funding for equipment for people eligible for disability support services. To register as an EMS Assessor you will need to apply via EMS Assessor Online. This is a database managed by Enable New Zealand.
EMS Assessor Online - Login/Register | Disability Funding Information
Access to Enable Online with RTL – payment request system
Once you have registered as an EMS Approved Assessor you will receive a login and password to access Enable Online with RTL (Round Trip Logistics). This web-based service allows you to claim the spectacle subsidy for your client. It also ensures that spectacle subsidy claims meet Ministry of Health eligibility criteria.
Enable Online with RTL | Disability Funding Information
Ministry of Health Spectacle Subsidy Manual and Clinical Guidelines
Visit the Disability Funding Information website page below to download copies of the:
- Spectacle Subsidy Manual for service users and providers
- Spectacle Subsidy Clinical Guidelines for Optometrists and Ophthalmologists.
Children’s Spectacle Subsidy brochure for parents, family, whānau, or guardian
Download a copy of Enable New Zealand’s Children’s Spectacle Subsidy brochure.
Enable New Zealand Children’s Spectacle Subsidy Brochure (PDF, 2.31MB, 2 pages)
Contact Enable New Zealand for more information
Contact us if you would like more information about the Children’s Spectacle Subsidy service.
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