Optometrists are not doctors but are trained in testing your vision to assess your need for glasses or contact lenses. Some also test for glaucoma.
Eye Specialists Ltd
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5 pm.
Fortnightly Clinics: Kerikeri
Monthly Clinics: Kaitaia, Dargaville, Mangawhai
A referral is not essential for you to be seen at Eye Specialists, and many patients are self-referred. However, a referral from either your optometrist or GP is helpful in providing us with detailed background information from your previous history.
Patients can expect to be here for at least 60 minutes, and when glaucoma tests are being carried out you should expect to be here for approximately 90 minutes. You should arrange to have someone drive you home after your appointment as dilation of pupils often occurs.
Procedures / Treatments
Refractive Error: short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism
These conditions cause distance blur. In myopia, the eye has a resting focus at a near distance so that people will be able to see objects clearly at some point close to them, whilst the distance is blurry.… More
Cataracts are the most common age-related occurrence in eyes. The lens becomes thicker and stiffer and appears yellow and cloudy.… More
A weakness in one or more of the muscles of the eye will cause the eye to turn or move away from the normal focusing position. This is commonly known as a squint.… More
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and may result in vision loss and blindness. Multiple factors are often important in causing glaucoma, but it is most commonly related to in an increase in pressure in the eye.… More
This is a complication of diabetes and is caused by small blood vessel damage within the retina of the eye. It commonly affects both eyes and may cause permanent loss of vision. Macular oedema is sometimes also present with diabetic retinopathy. Macular oedema is when fluid leaks into the retina… More
This is when the retina detaches, meaning it is lifted or separated from its normal position within the eye. An acute retinal detachment requires urgent assessment and appropriate treatment.… More
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)
OCT is a test done using the Stratus OCT instrument to measure the thickness of the retinal nerve fibre layer, as well as providing detailed microscopic maps of the retina and optic nerve at the back of the eye.… More
We are an affiliated Southern Cross provider.
We have 4 years quality accreditation with DAA Group New Zealand.
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- These are GST-inclusive.
The Cypress Court motel is immediately next door. Other motels in the near vicinity include Motel Six and the Graelyn Villa. The above-mentioned motels all offer discounts for our patients.
- Eye Specialists - The IOL-VIP system - Intraocular lens for Visually Impaired People
- Glaucoma NZ - A charitable trust raising awareness and providing information about Glaucoma
- RANZCO (The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists) - public information on eye health
- eyecare America - American website providing information about eye diseases and conditions