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Wellington Eye Centre

Private Service, Ophthalmology

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148 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Laser eye surgery is a simple procedure designed to improve your vision without glasses and contact lenses. The Wellington Eye Centre offers significant experience, unparalleled technology, and value to patients looking for laser vision correction in New Zealand.

At the Wellington Eye Centre, we offer three types of laser eye surgery - SMILE, LASIK and PRK. We also offer laser blended vision technology for eliminating reading glasses.

Our ophthalmologist, Dr Andrew Logan, was the first eye surgeon in New Zealand to perform LASIK eye surgery in 1995 and he continues to stay at the cutting edge of new technology and developments in ophthalmology. In 2013, we became the first clinic in New Zealand to offer SMILE - a revolutionary procedure designed to correct short sight and astigmatism.
We use the VisuMax femtosecond laser - a leading piece of technology in the global market due to its precision and accuracy.

Our highly experienced team prides itself on excellence in patient care and we ensure that the entire process is as stress free as possible. From the initial assessment to the final check-up post-surgery, we focus on every detail of our patients’ experience.

We have clinics in Wellington, Nelson and Napier where you can have a preliminary suitability assessment for laser eye surgery and, if you are deemed suitable, you can also have a full medical assessment for laser vision correction. Your laser eye surgery will be performed at our Wellington clinic and if you live outside the Wellington region, we can offer you and an accompanying person, one off, complimentary, free accommodation at a hotel within easy walking distance of our Wellington clinic. You can have your postoperative care at your local clinic. We can arrange similar care packages for patients from other out of town regions.

 
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.
 

Consultants

Optometrists

Ages

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

If you are interested in laser eye surgery you can call us on 0800 733 327 or email us at info@wefixeyes.co.nz.

Referral

If you wish to see Dr Logan for a cornea related condition you will need a referral from your optometrist or GP.

Website / App

You can also contact us via our website https://www.wefixeyes.co.nz/

Charges

We offer a 12 months interest free finance option for laser eye surgery, through Gem Visa Finance.

All of our laser eye procedures cost the same - that way you can be sure that you won’t compromise the best option for the sake of a few dollars. All the laser vision correction procedures we do have the same fixed price of $3,180 per eye.

Read more information about laser eye surgery pricing here.

 

   

We are an Affiliated Southern Cross Health Provider and first choice provicer for NIB. We have been assessed and registered as meeting the requirements of Standard NZS 8165:2005 Rooms/Office-Based Surgery and Procedures.

Hours

148 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
During COVID-19 Alert Levels 1 & 2 we are providing normal services with extra precautions to keep you and our team safe. You can find out what we will be doing at all 4 Alert Levels in our blog post "What we will be doing at different Alert Levels" Reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Public Holidays: Closed Wellington Anniversary (24 Jan), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).

Procedures / Treatments

  • LASIK Eye Surgery

    LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that changes the shape of the cornea (the clear covering of the eye).… More

  • SMILE Laser Vision Correction

    Read about SMILE laser vision correction here More

  • Other Procedures

    Not everyone is suitable for laser eye surgery so we offer a variety of non-laser vision correction options to fix the widest range of visual errors possible.… More

  • 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

  • Squints (strabismus)

    A weakness in one or more of the muscles of the eye will cause the eye to turn or move away from the normal focusing position.  This is commonly known as a squint.… 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

  • Retinal Detachment

    This is when the retina detaches, meaning it is lifted or separated from its normal position within the eye. An acute retinal detachment requires urgent assessment and appropriate treatment.… More

Parking

Parking is available at a number of public car parks in the area; in Garrett Street, Swan Lane and Marrion Street.

Accommodation

If you are having laser eye surgery with us and you live outside the Wellington area we can offer you and an accompanying person a one off,  free Wellington hotel accommodation package at a hotel within easy walking distance of our Wellington clinic.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 4:17PM on September 6, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Wellington Eye Centre.