Meet our Optometrist, Shannon Tubman

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Our Optometrist Shannon

Shannon joined our team at Wellington Eye Centre in early 2019. Prior to that, Shannon spent thirteen years at local Wellington Optometry practice McClellan Grimmer Edgar. Always gravitating towards practices that share her passion for patient care. Shannon has been fortunate to work with people and practices that value taking their time with their patients, investing in continuing education and … Read More

Risks and Complications of Laser Eye Surgery

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Since the first laser eye surgery was performed in 1987, millions of people across the globe have undergone the impressive procedure. With constantly evolving technology and increasingly sophisticated techniques, the surgery is more popular now than ever. Despite the growing interest, one of the most common misconceptions about laser eye surgery is the level of risk involved. We’ve previously debunked … Read More

How to Choose an Ophthalmologist and Eye Care Professional

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Your eyesight is important. To maintain good vision it is imperative to have regular comprehensive eye examinations where your vision and the health of your eyes is assessed. It can be confusing knowing which type of eye professional to visit and in New Zealand we have a few different options. See further down the page where we demystify the various … Read More

How Much Does Laser Eye Surgery Cost?

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Laser eye surgery is becoming a more and more popular way to treat long or short sightedness. But what does it cost? Will laser eye surgery save you money? Is it more cost effective than glasses and contacts? Sure, laser eye surgery does appear to be an expensive upfront cost in comparison to glasses and contacts, but does the hassle … Read More

Short Sight & Long Sight

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Many people live with refractive errors in their eyesight. You may be short sighted, long sighted, or have astigmatism – there are many errors that can occur as well as ways to address them. Shannon, our Optometrist, has answered some of the common questions we receive about these eyesight issues – what are they, how do they come to be … Read More

Everything You Should Know About LASIK Eye Surgery

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If you’ve ever looked into the possibility of having laser eye surgery, it’s likely you’ve heard of LASIK; the most common laser eye surgery procedure offered here in New Zealand and worldwide. Laser eye surgery is used to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses by correcting focusing errors in the eye and has been carried out … Read More

Cataracts – Everything You Should Know

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Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations done on the human body and is certainly one of the most successful and safe ones. Over the last 30 years, there have been enormous advances in the technology and techniques used to perform cataract surgery, making it a relatively simple, quick and safe operation. Most people have excellent visual outcomes … Read More

The Truth Behind Common Laser Eye Surgery Myths

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As with any medical procedure, laser eye surgery can seem quite daunting and scary.  There’s a lot of information available online, but it can be hard to know the difference between fact and myth. Especially when a lot of this content isn’t written by qualified people. You might be left with a lot of questions, so here are some of … Read More

Short Sight or Myopia – What Is It And What Can You Do About It?

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Myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is becoming increasingly common throughout the world. In some countries it has reached epidemic proportions. In many countries in Asia, almost everyone wears glasses for correction of myopia. Whereas we can see in school photos from the 1940s and 1950s, very few children were wearing glasses. In schools today a significant number of children will … Read More

Laser Eye Surgery: The Benefits Of SMILE®

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If you’re considering laser eye surgery, you’ve probably come across the types of laser eye surgery that are available in New Zealand – LASIK, PRK and SMILE. These all have their own associated benefits and are used to correct different types of eyesight. SMILE is the newer refractive surgery of the three and has quickly become our preferred surgery to … Read More