Shattky Optometrists

Visique Shattky Optometrists has been serving the people of Hawke's Bay with trusted expert eyecare and eyewear since 1906. We continue a proud history of family ownership with successive father & son teams Ernest & Derek Shattky, Neil & Phil Donaldson plus Mark & Tim Eagle. Using the very latest technologies and systems we specialise in Glaucoma tests, Retinal photography, Diabetic management, Therapeutic drugs, dietary supplements and Behavioural Optometry. We are ACC primary eyecare providers and CAA certificated examiners. Our speciality Orthokeratology and Keratoconus contact lens services are very successful. Using Zeiss, Nikon, Essilor and HOYA quality lenses, High Fashion frames and sunglasses we excel in providing award winning choice. We provide Irlen and Cellfield specialist services for 3D, binocular problems, Amblyopia and reading problems.

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Shattky's have always been leaders in Eyecare.

We were the first Optometry practice in Hastings back in 1906, being quick to restore services following complete destruction in both the 1931 Hawkes Bay earthquake and some years later a major fire. We are one of the last practices to maintain an in-house spectacle-making workshop, which means we can still do all the difficult repairs and fast spectacle making within 2 hrs. We were the first practice to serve the people of Waipawa and Waipukurau with a local optometrist back in 1935, and that has been a full time service for 30yrs now. We offer CAA approved Eye examinations for Pilots of all classes and Air traffic Controllers. We were the first to provide weekend services, and are the largest practice in the region with 4 full time optometrists providing service for ACC Primary Eyecare. If you have a sore eye and need eye examination in a hurry, we are always ready for you. Two of our optometrists are therapeutically qualified to prescribe a wider range of medications for eye infections and diseases.

We were the first to have integrated computer-based patient records which give the best access to your eyecare history, first to have Automated Perimetry, first to have Digital Retinal Photography, first to have a dedicated Behavioural Optometry practice and the first to win business awards for our level of professionalism in eyecare. We are the only practice in Hawkes Bay that has uses Laser Polarimetry of the optic nerve to assess Glaucoma, the only practice to offer Orthokeratology, the only practice to offer Irlen Diagnostic Services and Cellfield Therapy for Reading disabilities. We're the specialists!

For Many years our practice has provided teaching services with externships for the University of Auckland's School of Optometry & Vision Science for their Bachelor of Optometry degree. In 2018 the School of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of Auckland inviteed our practice to be an afilliated 'Honorary Teaching Fellow'.

Kiwi's know that good things take time, so come to us, have the tests done without feeling that you have been "rushed thru", and you'll know what we mean when we say "we take the time!"


Shattky's have always been leaders in Eyewear.

We have always imported the highest quality spectacle frames and sunglasses, using Zeiss frames, Zeiss lenses and selling Zeiss binoculars from the 1920's.

We were the first practice in Hawkes Bay to offer budget-priced Frame & Lens packages, and even today our deals are better than the overseas corporates who have recently squeezed into the Kiwi way of life. We don't waste your money on expensive marketing campaigns to promote loss-leader deceptive advertising. We don't do the hard up-sell. So don't settle for cheap when you can have Shattky's Value. Our prices for quality have always been good and if you want better quality, then be assured, Shattky's use the finest quality that others cannot obtain.

We have had more than 1,000 fashion frames on display since 1980, and we just love the constant stream of latest fashion styles coming into us every day! So may you!

We do not put our patients under any sales pressure, preferring the gentle Kiwi way of doing business, the way we were brought up to behave.

We are good, but if there is a problem, then we follow the principle that " it's the putting right that counts". That's the Kiwi way, and we're Kiwi's.

Shattky's have always been leaders in Service

Our relationship with the people of Hawkes Bay has always been one of dedicated service and affordable quality, perhaps you have tried us already?

If not, then do be influenced by the many panels of judges who have examined our business in fine detail over the last 15 years, during which we have won "Best Professional Business in Hastings", "Best Business Overall in Hastings" on 3 occasions, 2011 being the most recent! In 2009 we won the Chamber of Commerce "Best Retail Business" & "Best Small Business" for the whole region of Hawkes Bay!

It takes serious commitment to make that happen year after year.

Shattky's have the awards that prove they deliver affordable Quality that Kiwis trust.

Read the judges reports.

Why do Shattky's Optometrists stand out, even in tough times?

We have always been ready for what the next year holds.

Yes, the world has changed, but it's Shattky's who continue to lead the changes in Eyecare & Eyewear.

Our Mission statement is that "we aim to exceed your expectations by providing you with the highest quality of eyecare and eyewear for your Lifestyle"

For us, this is not a token statement. We are passionate about this, and we recommit to this every day. Make an appointment to see us and we will prove it to you. 

Shattky's deliver affordable Quality that Kiwis trust.          

Read the Testimonials.

On-going training and maximising of our team talent is very important to us at Shattky's.

Our Natasha Davies completed her training as a Dispensing Optician in 2012 and is excited to be applying her new knowledge.

"This is exactly what I was looking for in a job. When I got the job at Shattkys I felt I had found the perfect job, when I was offered the opportunity to train as a Dispensing Optician I was blown away. Its challenging and its working with people and that's what I love." says Natasha.

We use Dale Carnegie Training and strongly support this excellent approach to career development. This has been an integral part of the personal growth and development of our team. Many of our team have completed the Dale Carnegie course and it has helped them focus on important areas of human relationships as well as loving the lives they lead. 

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Excellence in Professional Service

HastingsCity_Business_Awards 2011

Supreme Winners across all
businesses of the CBD


Best Retailer in Hawkes Bay
Best Small Busines in Hawkes Bay



Excellence in Independent Retai