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The Terrace Eye Centre

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The Terrace Eye Centre is an Ophthalmology practice located in Wellington.

We have recently upgraded our equipment to be able to fully investigate diseases of the retina, including Age Related Macular Degeneration, and to be able to offer the latest developments in treatment. We also offer state-of-the-art equipment and techniques for cataract surgery.

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.


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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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


The Terrace Eye Centre are Southern Cross Affiliated Providers in the Ophthalmology (eyes) category. Services include :

  • Cataract surgery
  • Chalazion or tarsal cyst removal
  • Entropion and ectropion surgery
  • Intravitreal injections
  • Minor eyelid surgery
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Punctal plug insertion
  • Syringing of tear ducts or lacrimal probe
  • Visual diagnostic tests

Public Transport

If coming by bus, disembark on Lambton Quay by Farmers/David Jones, walk up Woodward Street (can use The Terrace underpass). Use the steps on the left if using the underpass which will bring you to the main entrance of our building.


Clifton Terrace Carpark is situated behind our building.

Contact Details

  • Phone

    (04) 472 1375

  • Fax

    (04) 471 1132

  • Healthlink EDI


Lvl 3, Wakefield House
90 The Terrace
Wellington 6011

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Lvl 3, Wakefield House
90 The Terrace
Wellington 6011

This page was last updated at 9:29AM on April 9, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by The Terrace Eye Centre.