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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The Best 21st Century Eyecare Technology for you

Optometrists are specialists in the examination of eyes, screening for disease and problems, prescribing ocular drugs, prescribing spectacles & prescribing contact lenses.

A comprehensive eye examination has many parts, there are many test to do, to explain & then to act upon.

Click here to view a short list of some of the tests we do.

Electronic instrument technology is now a big part of optometry

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Shattky's has been committed to this for many years, we are big enough to make the capital investment in the latest equipment and we get the use out of the equipment to make it financially viable.

It is not sufficient to merely possess this technology, each one involves much training in operation, interpretation and diagnosis. Once we have the technology we commit to using it constantly to keep up the search for previously undetected eye conditions, especially those without symptoms. This means all our patients benefit, not just those who are known to have a problem. Our staff perform many of the tests before you see the optometrist so that we can spend most of our appointment advancing from the strong basis that those results give. Some of the instruments can be used at different levels of sensitivity, so we can re-test on -the-spot to the highest level of threshold sensitivity whenever we find suspicious screening scores.

Not all tests need to be done everytime, we will advise you on this, but the advantage of continuity with us is that we then quickly spot when your results deviate from what is normal for you.

Instruments don't make diagnoses; Optometrists do.

Of course it is also important to remember that at the end of the day it is the skilled and experience judgement of the optometrist that makes sense of the large amount of data that we capture for each individual we see.

Chronology of Shattkys electronic infrustructure;     

                  (Click on the technology item to learn more about each development)

  2016   IPL laser trestment for Dry Eye
  2016   Merge of our Hastings and Waipukurau practices by VPN tunnel
  2016   Digital Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope
  2014   Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT)
2012 Digital Slitlamp video & still photography of the anterior eye
   2009     Digital Topography of the cornea

2008   Scanning Laser Polarimetry of the Optic Nerve head with Serial Analysis (GDxVCC) 

2005   Frequency Doubling Threshold assessment of the Retinal Ganglion Nerve cells (FDT)
  2004   Email communications with GP's and patients for Recall and report management
  2002   Formerless Edging technology and remote edging functionality

1999   Hi Resolution Non-Mydriatic Digital Retinal photography for Diabetic management
  1997   IT network with optometric software interfaces
  1991   Automated Perimetry with Serial Analysis
  1990   Non-Contact Tonometer (Puff Tonometry)

Ensuring your Eye Safety is now a big part of our Eyecare

To learn of Shattky's expertise at providing safety spectacles for home & industrial use  Click here.