Rotorua Eye Clinic is under contract to Lakes District Health Board to provide Eye Services to the Lakes District. If you wish to be seen as a Public Patient you must be referred through the public system via a Medical Practitioner or Optometrist.
Once your referral is received, it is prioritised according to the prevailing publically funded access criteria. If you meet these criteria you will receive a letter informing you of this and the expected wait time before an appointment. If you do not meet the access criteria, unfortunately you cannot be seen as a public patient.
You then have the option of seeing an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist privately.