Meet The Team at the Wellington Eye Centre

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We may be a small team but we are mighty! Our team is committed to guiding you through the process of laser eye surgery, making sure you feel comfortable and supported throughout. We know it can be a daunting process for some, so let us introduce the smiling faces (behind the masks) you’ll see throughout. Philippa – Client Care Coordinator … Read More

Do pterygiums and corneal scars prevent laser eye surgery?

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Most people thinking of having laser vision correction surgery will be suitable and can expect to have an excellent outcome. However, some people have conditions affecting their eyes that make them unsuitable for laser eye surgery. Conditions such as cataracts, lazy eye, and severe dry eyes will likely mean that you are unsuitable. This blog will discuss two other conditions … Read More

How Much Does Laser Eye Surgery Cost in 2022?

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Laser eye surgery continues to increase in popularity as a way to treat long or short-sightedness. But many people want to know – what does it cost? Is it more cost-effective than glasses and contacts? Will laser eye surgery save you money? Laser eye surgery can be an expensive upfront cost, but does the freedom from glasses or contact lenses … Read More

What’s the BUZZ about honey-based eye drops?

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Since the launch of Optimel Mānuka Honey eye care products in 2015, the use of honey-based products in eye care has been gaining momentum and creating a buzz. Honey has been documented for medicinal uses for centuries. It has been used to treat a range of ailments including wounds, infections, eye diseases, and gastrointestinal problems. It is only more recently … Read More

It’s time for a New Year, and a New You!

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As we close the chapter on another tough year it’s time to think about relaxing, enjoying the sunshine, and spending time with family and friends. It’s time to reflect on your goals and the year that has been. Ready to start the new year afresh! If you like to make New Year’s resolutions here are a few eye care ones … Read More

Can’t wear Contact Lenses?

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Lots of people come to the Wellington Eye Centre looking for laser eye surgery to help them get rid of their glasses and contact lenses. And we love helping you become free of these optical devices!! But some of our clients come to us for laser surgery because they have assumed they can’t wear contact lenses, and that isn’t always … Read More

SMILE into Summer

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At the Wellington Eye Centre, we offer 3 types of laser eye surgery – SMILE®, LASIK and PRK. Each surgery treats slightly different types of eyesight and has its own benefits. It’s important to talk to your Ophthalmologist during the pre-surgery assessments to determine which surgery may be best for you. Laser Eye Surgery Recovery Following laser eye surgery, you … Read More

Sick of your glasses fogging up with your face mask?

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Mask wearing is a day to day reality for most medical professionals. But the general population of New Zealand is only now becoming accustomed to it too. For the bulk of Kiwis, wearing a mask is a small personal inconvenience albeit one with a much greater purpose.  For some, that inconvenience could be the frustration of their glasses fogging up! If … Read More

Sleep and the Effect on your Eye Health

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We know that getting enough sleep is important for our physical and mental health. But getting enough shut-eye is also crucial to your eye health and promoting clear and comfortable vision. It is especially important for anyone who suffers from dry eye. How much sleep do we need? Health experts recommend adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each … Read More

How do we know it is safe for you to have laser eye surgery?

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At the Wellington Eye Centre, we take the well-being of our patients extremely seriously. Laser eye surgery is an elective surgery, performed on your most important sense organ. Therefore we put your safety first. Whether it’s SMILE®, LASIK or PRK, it is vital to know that it is safe to do so. This article will talk about some of the … Read More