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Hamilton Eye Clinic

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Hamilton Eye Clinic is the Greater Waikato’s Specialist Eye Centre and Eye Surgery Facility.

The Ophthalmologists at Hamilton Eye Clinic specialise in all aspects of medical and surgical eye care including medical laser and cataract surgery.

Hamilton Eye Clinic has been servicing the greater Waikato, Central North Island and beyond with comprehensive ophthalmological care for 30 years.

The Clinic operates out of the Bridgewater Building on Grantham Street, beside the Waikato River, in the heart of Hamilton.  We also operate satellite clinics from Cambridge, Matamata, Te Awamutu (as needed), Thames and Huntly, and are equipped with a range of machines and the latest equipment and technological advances available for patient care.

Among our various services, we offer specialist treatment and management for the following:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Surgery
  • Medical and Surgical Retina
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology
  • Strabismus
  • Medical Laser Treatment
  • Neuro Ophthalmology
  • Visual Electrophysiology
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Acute Eye Conditions
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Cornea and Corneal Surgery
  • Keratoconus
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.


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

  • Dr John Dickson


    Available at 130 Grantham Street, Hamilton, 33 Duke Street, Cambridge, Te Awamutu Medical Centre

  • Dr Stephen Guest


    Available at 130 Grantham Street, Hamilton

  • Dr Benjamin Hoy


    Available at 130 Grantham Street, Hamilton

  • Dr Selma Matloob


    Available at 130 Grantham Street, Hamilton

  • Dr James McKelvie


    Available at 130 Grantham Street, Hamilton

  • Dr Michael Merriman


    Available at 130 Grantham Street, Hamilton

  • Dr Stephen Ng


    Available at 130 Grantham Street, Hamilton

  • Dr Bheema Patil


    Available at 130 Grantham Street, Hamilton, Pohlen Hospital Complex, 56 Rawhiti Avenue, Matamata

  • Dr Rohan Weerekoon


    Available at 130 Grantham Street, Hamilton, 125 Main Street, Huntly, Thames Medical Centre

  • Dr David Worsley


    Available at 130 Grantham Street, Hamilton


Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please note some clinics may run after 5:00pm to assist with after work appointments.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 29 Dec. Open 30 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.

Referral Expectations

If you need to see one of our specialists, and it is not ACC related, a referral from your GP or optometrist is preferred as your eye health information that comes with the referral is very useful to our ophthalmologists. However you can refer yourself or a family member directly and we will happily see you at one of our clinics.

If your eye health concern is ACC related you will need a referral from a GP or have all of the information about the injury available so we can complete the necessary paperwork.

Patients can read more of what to expect on your appointment in our Patient Information page.

GPs & optometrists can find more information and referral details here. Our referral e-mail address is  or if you use Medtech 32 Specialist Referrals the eReferral will be received at the Hamilton Clinic. General referrals can be sent to Hamilton Eye Clinic rather than a specific doctor.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Cataracts

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

  • Squints (strabismus)

    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

    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 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


Please contact us for details of our consultation and surgery charges as these vary between specialists.

We are able to process medical insurance charges from all insurers and we are a Southern Cross Affiliated provider for a number of procedures. We will assist in form completion and pre-approval of your claim.


Our patient reception area has tea and coffee making facilities and filtered water for your convenience. Please help yourself to this complimentary service.

Travel Directions

Please see our useful map to find our location on Grantham Street.


Free off street parking is provided for patients at the main south-end entrance to the Bridgewater Building site. Look for the specially marked car parks - "Eye Patients Only"


We can suggest nearby accommodation options if you have a need for an overnight stay. Please ask the secretary for your doctor to help with this.


Our Clinic at Bridgewater is managed through a building security system. The main doors are automatically locked between 5pm and 8am.

If you arrive before 8am you can use the intercom system in the building lobby to contact the receptionist to open the doors for you.

If you are leaving after 5pm you will need to manually open the doors, the buttons for the main door and the external door are clearly marked. If you are having any difficulty please ask a secretary to help you.


Informative patient brochures can be found here.

Contact Details

130 Grantham Street, Hamilton


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33 Duke Street, Cambridge


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125 Main Street, Huntly


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Pohlen Hospital Complex, 56 Rawhiti Avenue, Matamata


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Te Awamutu Medical Centre


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Thames Medical Centre


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This page was last updated at 3:14PM on July 31, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Hamilton Eye Clinic.