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For international competitions sanctioned by IBSA (International Blind Sports Federation) only those athletes classified as B1, B2 or B3 may enter. B4 is a classification to enable a greater number of vision impaired participate and compete at local and/or national level.

B1
No light perception in either eye up to light perception, but inability to recognize the shape of a hand at any distance or in any direction.

B2
From ability to recognize the shape of a hand up to visual acuity of 2/60 and/or a visual field of less than 5 degrees in the best eye with the best practical eye correction.

B3
From visual acuity above 2/60 and up to visual acuity of 6/60 and/or a visual field of more than 5 degrees and less than 20 degrees in the best eye with the best practical eye correction.

B4
From visual acuity above 20/200 and up to visual acuity of 20/70 and a visual field larger than 20 degrees in the best eye with the best practical eye correction.

All Athletes who use contact or corrective lenses must wear them for classification, whether they intend to compete wearing them or not.


To be classified an athlete may use the 'Sight Grading Form' able to be printed from the publications page.
This form needs to be completed by an accredited Opthamologist following an examination.


BSNZ Medical Director is Dr Ross McKay
He advises BSNZ and IBSA Oceania on matters relating to sight grading.

ACCREDITED OPHTHAMOLOGISTS to Blind Sport New Zealand

AUCKLAND

Chapman-Smith, J. S.
The Milford Eye Clinic
PO Box 31 186
Milford, Auckland 9
phone: (09) 489 6871
fax: (09) 489 8172

Corbett, D. L. (Dean)
Auckland Eye Hospital Department
Auckland Hospital
Park Road
Grafton, Auckland
phone: (09) 379 7440
email: dlcorbett@yahoo.com

Danesh-Meyer, H. V. (Helen)
Eye Institute
125 Remuera Road
Auckland 5
phone: (09) 522 2125
fax: (09) 529 1814
email: info@focus2020.co.nz

McKay, D.A.R. (Ross)
The Eye Clinic at Ascot
90 Greenlane Road East
Remuera, Auckland
phone: (09) 520 9523
fax: (09) 520 9524

DUNEDIN

Keillor, R. B. (Rodney)
Marinoto Clinic
72 Newington Avenue
Maori Hill, Dunedin
phone: (03) 467 2223
fax: ()3) 467 5275
email: rko@clear.net.nz

HASTINGS

Peter H. Bannister
PO Box 1102
Hastings
phone: (06) 878 8558
fax: (06) 876 4743

TAURANGA

Adams, K. W. (Ken)
Park Street Eye Clinic
PO Box 14 448
25 Park Street
Tauranga
phone: (07) 571 1712
fax: (07) 578 4598

WELLINGTON

Herrick P. C.
8 Upland Road
Kelburn, Wellington
phone: (04) 475 9559
fax: ()4) 475 9699
email: herrick@voyager.co.nz