VisionLink – New learning through sight

VisionLink Behavioural Optometrists provide research based treatment for convergence insufficiency, oculomotor dysfunction, spelling and reading problems, dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, Aspergers, Learning Related Vision Disabilities, migraine and brain injuries. We are uniquely positioned to assist Visual Perception through the use of Vision Therapy, Irlen tinted lenses and Cellfield Intervention.

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The Best understanding of your Perception

Shattky's commitment to VisionLink Quality



How is an Optometrist trained?

Five years at Auckland University, with on going compulsory Continuing Education after that.

Are all optometrists the same?

No, they are human.

The difference between Optometrists is measured not so much on their technical abilities but the Culture of the practice they work in, and the Vision that they have for your eyecare.

We excel at meeting our patients needs because we understand Kiwi's.

VisionLink is dedicated to the examination of children with learning problems, they are our specialty.

Does your current optometrists see as many children in a week as we do?

What are we looking for?

Eye health problems and the Risks of their occurrence in your eyes.

Focus problems.

Binocular problems.

Shattky's Techniques - Our Data gathering

A comprehensive assessment of your symptoms, needs, history and family history.

Measuring your Visual Acuity at Distance and at near.

Retinoscopy to measure your resting-state eye focus.

Behavioural Optometry for the management of Learning problems, Spatial perceptual problems and Stress.

And many more........

Individual Management Plan – your way forward

Explanation of your eye condition.

Discussion of treatment options and management strategies.

More testing and/or repeat testing.

Prescribing spectacles and /or therapy.

Reporting to your GP or On-Referral.

Setting review period.

Recalling you for that review when due.


Some common questions are;

What does it cost?

We are highly skilled Professionals, with no hidden Government subsidies. We spend the time with you and charge Fees, based partly on time, partly on complexity of task we perform.

This is a very different situation to seeing your GP, who is heavily subsidised from your taxes, and then charges you fees on top of that as well.

Some optometrists fall into the trap of discounting Fees, but you know that can't work – they will have to either rush you through, or insist on a spectacle purchase to cover their costs.

We think it better to discount frames & lenses than Professional Standards, and we hope you agree.

Does it hurt?

Generally no, just some bright lights. For some people we do have to use eye drops, and they can sting for a minute or two.

Why does it take so much longer to have my eyes tested at Shattky's?

Kiwi's know instinctively that "Good things take time"

Your visits to us need to be comprehensively thorough so you can be correctly assured of the details about your eye health.

Be sure to pay the parking meter for an hour at least, and be assured you will learn a lot from us about your eyes!

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