An appointment for a full eye exam includes OCT scans, retinal photos and 45 minutes with the optometrist to discuss and investigate all your concerns about eyesight and eye health.
Catherine and her team work hard to maintain excellent communication with the people we may need to refer you to – colleagues, doctors, and specialists. So that if you need to be referred on, you will get the treatment you need as quickly and effectively as possible.
Catherine travels regularly to attend conferences and seminars in New Zealand and overseas, and is committed to applying the best evidence-based eyecare.
How we can help you
An optometric examination at our Hokitika eye clinic provides:
Answers to your concerns about eyesight and vision changes
Eye health care, including investigation of how your age, general health, or how medicines for general health problems may be affecting your eyes and vision
How to see as well as you can, whatever you do
Informed advice about all the options for your eyecare
OCT scans and retinal images help record and identify changes which allow us to monitor eye health over time
Referral to specialist care when needed
Treatment of common eye health disorders
Learn about common eye conditions we can help diagnose and treat
We have a large selection of frames available that look good and wear well.
Get In Touch
Do you have questions about the services we offer. Please get in touch
We can also help you with:
Children’s vision and behavioural optometry
Co-management with your doctor when you have eye disease such as glaucoma, or conditions like diabetes, or take certain medicines that may affect your eyesight
Driver’s License Visual Examinations
Dry Eye management
Investigation of headache
Maritime NZ, Armed Services and Police recruiting Visual Examinations
Workplace vision and eye examinations
Our professional staff provide complete eye examinations in Hokitika. We offer comprehensive eye testing and optical care using the latest knowledge and technology including OCT scans of the retina.
OCT – this stands for Optical Coherence Tomography, and we say it is like ultrasound but it uses light instead of sound. It measures and makes an image of the retina, which lines the outside of your eye. Normal healthy retinas have layers of different kinds of cells and connecting fibers. These show in the images as stripes of various thickness.
When the retina is damaged – by macular degeneration or diabetes or another cause – these layers are not as regular.
So OCT lets us identify if an eyesight problem is because of damage to the retina, and it can do that with amazing precision. Then we can email the images to an Eye Specialist anywhere, to help them diagnose and treat the problem. With this technology we are able to quickly get the right treatment.
Our qualified optometrists are happy to discuss your concerns and problems. For reliable service at affordable rates in the Hokitika and South Westland community, please contact us today to arrange an appointment.
Caring for your eye health means regular re-checks – every two years – We send out a reminder note at a future time that will be discussed with you. This makes sure that any eye health problems will be detected at an early stage, as well as allowing for an update of your frames, lenses or contact lenses. Is it time you had a check-up?
We are accepting new patients and new bookings, but the comprehensive examination appointments will be about 6 weeks ahead. For urgent requests, please phone us an we will assess the urgency; For breakages please call in, we may be able to make a temporary repair.