The specialists at Eye Institute, in Auckland, New Zealand, are acknowledged leaders in ophthalmology, including laser surgery, cataract surgery, and glaucoma surgery, and also offer expertise in glaucoma management, neuro-ophthalmology, retina, eyelid surgery, eye infections and inflammation.

Eye Institute in Auckland was the first to offer the 100% blade-free IntraLase CustomLASIK ® and, more recently, Eye Institute is the only clinic in New Zealand to offer the new 5th Generation iFS IntraLase laser – making the iLASIK procedure faster, safer and more precise than ever. They have the most experienced and technically advanced LASIK Laser Eye Surgery facilities in New Zealand.

More experienced in laser surgery than any other clinic in Australasia, Eye Institute is also New Zealand’s pioneer of no-stitch cataract surgery, and the techniques are continually being refined. The clinic features New Zealand’s first purpose-built day-stay eye hospital, ensuring enhanced quality of care and keeping costs among the lowest in the eye-care field.

Eye Institute is at the forefront of technology by being the first to introduce Laser-Cataract Surgery to New Zealand.  LenSx Laser-Cataract Surgery performs cataract surgery so precisely and so safely that patients receive a gentler procedure, a faster healing time and the peace-of-mind of a blade-free procedure.

Free brochures are available to answer common questions about laser-cataract surgery and laser vision correction surgery.

With its sharp focus on patient care, Eye Institute does everything possible to make your treatment worry-free. All patients have a thorough consultation to outline treatment options and answer all questions. While most treatments are day-stay procedures, some patients travel considerable distances so the clinic offers the option to stay overnight at nearby Ascot Hospital, with transport provided in a courtesy car accompanied by a registered nurse.

Eye Institute is based in Remuera and has 4 peripheral clinics. These clinics are a handy option for consultations, post-operative checks and general follow-ups. While the clinics have some testing machinery available, complex problems may need to be seen at Eye Institute, Remuera premises.

Eye Institute North is conveniently located in the newly built Northmed Medical 3 Akoranga Drive Northcote. Ample free parking is available. Eye Institute also has wheelchair access and facilities in this clinic. We provide a comprehensive range of surgical and medical eye care services including state-of-the-art cataract surgery, refractive laser assessments, retinal disease management, glaucoma management, and eyelid and tear drainage surgery.

Multi-lingual staff can assist you if you are more comfortable in other languages such as Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Hakka, Hindi, Japanese and Mandarin. 

What is Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is the branch of specialist medicine that is focused on the health of eyes and their surrounding tissues, including muscles, bones, eyelids, and tear production/drainage systems. Your eye is the organ of vision and consists of the cornea (the outer clear layer), the sclera (the white of the eye), the iris (the coloured part), the lens (lies behind the iris) and the retina (the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye). Your eyes ‘see’ by focusing light that enters the eye onto the retina which sends the image to the brain by the optic nerve.
Ophthalmologists are doctors who are trained in the study of eyes. Most will be trained in eye surgery and may have particular areas of interest or expertise.
At Eye Institute, we specialise in:
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Dry Eye & Allergy Centre of Excellence
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eye infections and inflammation
  • Glaucoma Surgery and management
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastics
  • Retina
  • Uveitis



Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr William Cunningham

    Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon

    Available at all locations.

  • Prof Helen Danesh-Meyer

    Ophthalmologist Eye Surgeon

    Available at 123 Remuera Road, Remuera

  • Dr Simon Dean

    Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon

    Available at 123 Remuera Road, Remuera, The Doctors, New Lynn, 652 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland

  • Dr Trevor Gray

    Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon

    Available at 123 Remuera Road, Remuera, 652 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland

  • Dr Peter Hadden

    Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon

    Available at 123 Remuera Road, Remuera, The Doctors, New Lynn

  • Dr Nick Mantell

    Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon

    Available at 123 Remuera Road, Remuera, 3 Akoranga Drive, Northcote

  • Prof Charles McGhee

    Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon

    Available at 123 Remuera Road, Remuera

  • Dr Jay Meyer

    Ophthalmologist Eye Surgeon

    Available at 3 Akoranga Drive, Northcote

  • Dr Graham Reeves

    Ophthalmologist Eye Surgeon

    Available at 652 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland

  • Dr Peter Ring

    Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon

    Available at 123 Remuera Road, Remuera

  • Dr Shanu Subbiah

    Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon

    Available at 123 Remuera Road, Remuera, 3 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, 652 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland

  • Dr Adam Watson

    Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon

    Available at 123 Remuera Road, Remuera, 3 Akoranga Drive, Northcote

Referral Expectations

For all appointments contact (09) 522 2125

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

    Cataracts are the most common age-related occurrence in eyes. The lens becomes thicker and stiffer and appears yellow and cloudy.… More

  • Glaucoma

    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

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

    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

  • Retinal Detachment

    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

  • Eyelid Surgery

    Excess skin and/or fat can be surgically removed from your upper and/or lower eyelids to give your skin a less wrinkled and puffy appearance.… More

  • Keratoconus

    What is Keratoconus?
    Keratoconus is a condition in which the cornea (the clear front “window” of the eye) becomes weakened and develops an irregular shape.… More

Travel Directions

For Eye Institute, Remuera:
From the Southern Motorway (Northbound or Southbound) take the Market Road exit to Remuera Road and turn left into Remuera Road. Easy to find, the clinic is close to the city with easy motorway access at 123 Remuera Road.


For Eye Institute, Remuera:

Our premises have plenty of free parking below the clinic. A lift gives access to the reception level from the basements.

We also have wheelchair access and facilities at this clinic.


Eye Institute North:
Ample free parking is available.



Eye Institute, Remuera

  • 7.30am - 5pm Monday - Friday
  • Late night Wednesday evenings until 7pm
  • Occasional Saturday mornings depending upon surgeon availability.
  • We will do our best to accommodate busy working schedules

For all other locations contact (09) 522 2125 for more specific details

Contact Details

123 Remuera Road, Remuera

Central Auckland

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3 Akoranga Drive, Northcote

North Auckland

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The Doctors, New Lynn

West Auckland

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652 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland

South Auckland

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This page was last updated at 10:28AM on September 4, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Eye Institute.