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The Terrace Eye Centre

Private Service, Ophthalmology



The Terrace Eye Centre is a private ophthalmology practice located in the Wellington CBD. We also have clinics at Boulcott Clinic and Masterton; details shown on the left of this page. Please note: Not all of our doctors are available for consultation at all three locations - for further details see below under "Consultants".

Our doctors operate at the following hospitals:

Dr Kolin Foo: Bowen Hospital, Boulcott Hospital and Selina Sutherland Hospital, Masterton

Dr Keith Maslin: Southern Cross Hospital, Wellington and Selina Sutherland Hospital, Masterton

Dr Keith Small: Bowen Hospital & Southern Cross Hospital, Wellington

Dr Anne-Marie Yardley: Bowen Hospital & Southern Cross Hospital, Wellington

Dr James Leong: Bowen Hospital & Southern Cross Hospital, Wellington

Our team of leading experts are highly trained in their particular area of expertise and provide a complete range of  eyecare services including:

* Cataract Surgery

* Glaucoma Management

* Eyelid Surgery

* Paediatric Eye Care

* Vitreoretinal Surgery

* Medical Retinal Treatments

* Eye Infections and Inflammation

* Neuro-ophthalmology

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 Kolin Foo


    Available at all locations.

  • Dr James Leong


    Available at 90 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington

  • Dr Keith Maslin


    Available at 90 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington, Selina Sutherland Hospital, Blair Street, Masterton

  • Dr Keith Small


    Available at 90 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington

  • Dr Anne-Marie Yardley


    Available at 90 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?


Some examples of how you can be referred to us for you or your child's eye condition: GP, optometrist, other medical specialists, ACC, Veteran's Affairs, Before School checks.

Referral Expectations

We allocate appointments based on the clinical information contained in the referral. All the referrals we receive are triaged by a member of our healthcare team. One of our reception staff will then contact you to book your eye appointment.


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


Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Please contact the practice during business hours, Monday to Friday, for appointments and enquiries

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (23 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

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

Wheelchair Access



Rise Cafe is situated on the ground floor of our building.

Travel Directions

If coming from out of town, exit the motorway at The Terrace exit and turn left onto The Terrace at the lights. Our building is situated two blocks down on the left just past the entrance to the Clifton Tce parking facility.

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 or there is metered parking available on the street. For drop off and pick up of people attending appointments, there is space on the yellow lines to pull in just in front of the metered parking outside Wakefield House (our building). Additional parking can be found at The James Cook Hotel and Cable Car Lane; both have an entrance on The Terrace.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 1:11PM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by The Terrace Eye Centre.