Shattky Optometrists

Visique Shattky Optometrists has been serving the people of Hawke's Bay with trusted expert eyecare and eyewear since 1906. We continue a proud history of family ownership with successive father & son teams Ernest & Derek Shattky, Neil & Phil Donaldson plus Mark & Tim Eagle. Using the very latest technologies and systems we specialise in Glaucoma tests, Retinal photography, Diabetic management, Therapeutic drugs, dietary supplements and Behavioural Optometry. We are ACC primary eyecare providers and CAA certificated examiners. Our speciality Orthokeratology and Keratoconus contact lens services are very successful. Using Zeiss, Nikon & Essilor quality lenses, High Fashion frames and sunglasses we excel in providing award winning choice. We provide Irlen and Cellfield specialist services for 3D, binocular problems, Amblyopia and reading problems.

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Hawke's Bay Science and Technology Fair

The HB Branch of the NZ Association of Optometrists supports this event with up to $300 in Special Prizes available to students who include aspects of Visual Science in their projects.

This can include any project within the following subjects:

  • The Eye
  • Vision and Visual Acuity
  • Optics
  • Light
  • Colour and/or Colour Vision
  • Psychophysics
  • Neurophysiology
  • Other associated topics accepted by the Optometrist Judges

Note that under the Judges Rules for the Fair, the Special Prizes are not awarded to a project simply because it falls within the subject area of a specific prize. The project in question has to have already been awarded an Outstanding, Highly Commended, or Commended prize in their relevent age category by the Fair Judges. This ensures that Excellence is rewarded.

Two of our branch members judge the exhibits and provide the following Special Prizes depending on the calibre and number of exhibits in the category:

  • Up to one prize of $100 to the senior level            (Yr 11+    )
  • Up to one prize of $100 to the junior level              (Yr   9-10)
  • Up to two Prizes of $50 to the Intermediate level  (Yr   7-8  )

We do this to raise the awareness of Optometry as a career choice for students, and believe that the Science and Technology Fair is a wonderful opportunity to do so.

We encourage students to consider these subjects for their projects, there are some fascinating aspects of Science at work here, and we would love to help you learn about them!