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St George's Eye Care

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8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


St George's Eye Care offers high quality medical and surgical treatment for a wide range of eye conditions in a state-of-the art facility that has been purpose built with patient care and comfort top-of-mind. Some of the most common conditions we treat are:

Our patients receive exceptional eye care in a professional, caring, and friendly environment. It is our goal to make things as easy as possible for patients to get the answers they want, an understanding of their condition and the treatment they need as well as facilitating their long-term management and care. If your family GP or optometrist refers you, you can be assured that we will work with them as part of your long-term eye care team.

We believe eye care should be attainable and that is reflected in the way we partner with your primary eye care provider and the pricing structure we adopt. The efficiencies we are able to create result in a much lower cost compared to others in the market.


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 specialists trained in the care of eye problems.  Most will be trained in eye surgery, and may have particular areas of interest or expertise.



8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Appointments are available:

  • Monday: 8.00am - 4.30pm
  • Friday: 8.00am - 4.30pm 

Referral Expectations

For Patients: please click here for instructions prior to your visit and for the day of your visit.

For Referrers: please click here for referral information, including referral forms, plus details of our shared care model and how to apply for a St George's treatment support grant for patients requiring financial assistance.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Age Related Macular Degeneration

    The retina is the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, with the macular being the most specialised part, responsible for your ability to read, recognise faces, drive and see colours.  Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes progressive loss of central vision in some older people but peripheral vision… More


Patients can access treatment at St George’s Eye Care either through their private health insurance or personal funding of treatment.

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We are Southern Cross and NIB Affiliated Providers

Public Transport

The Christchurch City Council provides good public transport information. See here

Contact Details

Booking an appointment: call our booking coordinator on (03) 375 6333 or email

You can download a booking form from this page

St George's Eye Care
Canon Wilford Wing
249 Papanui Road, Strowan
Christchurch 8014

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St George's Eye Care
Canon Wilford Wing
249 Papanui Road, Strowan
Christchurch 8014

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St George's Eye Care
Private Bag 4737
Christchurch 8140

This page was last updated at 3:32PM on July 22, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by St George's Eye Care.