Nurses in the Eye Department triage patients, give telephone advice and are involved with education. They test vision and do preliminary eye assessments and also surgical preassessments.
Optometrists at CCDHB work in conjunction with ophthalmologists in glaucoma and low vision aid clinics.
Orthoptists assess children's vision and help manage strabismus (squint).They also assess and help manage diplopia and nerve palsies in adults.
Ophthalmic technicians do specialised tests including ocular CT scans, perimetry, visual fields and retinal photography.
Outpatient Clinics are held at:
- Wellington Hospital (Riddiford Street, Newtown)
- Kenepuru Hospital (Rahia St, Porirua)
- Hutt Hospital (High St, Lower Hutt).
Capital & Coast DHB Ophthalmology services also provide services to the Neonatal Unit.
Waiting times - some appointments may take up to three hours if you require tests and treatment. Please bring a snack, especially if you are diabetic.
Parking - parking is available in the underground car park, accessed from Riddiford Street. There is limited parking available outside the Grace Neill Building accessed from Hospital Road. You will need coins for the pay and display machines.