9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


The City Eye Specialists vision is to develop an eye specialist practice offering the highest quality ophthalmic care tailored to each patient in a friendly, boutique-style setting.

We offer a very personalised style of treatment where you will feel that you are getting the very best of care and leading-edge expertise in ophthalmic treatment.

Our clinics in the City and at Howick include facilities for minor surgery, including selected laser procedures.

We look forward to welcoming you to City Eye Specialists.

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.

Optometrists are not doctors but are trained in testing your vision to assess your need for glasses or contact lenses. Some also test for glaucoma. 


Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Sonya Bennett


    Available at 82 Symonds Street, Auckland Central, 10 Wellington Street, Howick, 2 MacMurray Road, Remuera

  • Dr Clairton de Souza

    Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon

    Available at 82 Symonds Street, Auckland Central, 10 Wellington Street, Howick, 2 MacMurray Road, Remuera

  • Dr Richard Hart


    Available at all locations.

Referral Expectations


For all appointments please call 09 3076565.


Please contact one of the staff at the clinic closest to you for an estimate of costs.


City Eye Specialists are a Southern Cross Affiliated provider for a range of services.


9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The hours vary between locations and specialist. Please call to discuss appointment times with one of our friendly staff.

Procedures / Treatments

  • 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

  • Cataracts

    Cataracts are the most common age-related occurrence in eyes. The lens becomes thicker and stiffer and appears yellow and cloudy.… 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

Public Transport

The Auckland Transport website is a good resource to plan your public transport options.


On site and underground parking.

We have a dedicated carpark down Whitaker Place, second driveway on the right. This is a secure carpark.

Contact Details

82 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Central Auckland

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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10 Wellington Street, Howick

East Auckland

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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Rodney Surgical Centre, 77 Morrison Drive, Warkworth, Auckland

North Auckland

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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2 MacMurray Road, Remuera

Central Auckland

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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This page was last updated at 7:39PM on December 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by City Eye Specialists.