Amblyopia is a treatable cause of reduced vision in childhood.
Treatment often involves patching for several months or even years!
Often treatment is stopped due to the cost involved. Patches cost on average $1 each.
By making patches available on prescription we are helping New Zealand children to have a better level of vision for their future.
This petition will be sent to the Ministry of Health to support patches being made available on prescription.
We, the undersigned, call on the Ministry of Health to make patches available on prescription.
The Patches on Prescription petition to Parents was written by NZOSI and is in the category Health at GoPetition.