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 & 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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WINZ funding of eye examination & spectacles

There is now a new process for accessing WINZ funding.

BEFORE you can book an appointment with us,  

                 YOU MUST approach your WINZ case officer to get pre-approval for assistance

The Ministry of Social Development has an agreement with Shattky Optometrists to provide you with valuable products and services at a very competitive price.


As part of this agreement it has been pre-agreed what the products and services you can get.

Under this arrangement, the optometrist can offer you:

  • an eye examination
  • choice from a fixed selection of frames
  • clear lenses (single vision, bifocal or progressives depending on your needs)
  • fitting and repair services
  • a cleaning cloth and case

But the optometrist cannot offer you:

  • any “in-house” sales or promotional deals
  • an upgrade “top up” to more expensive frames and/or lenses (even if you want to use your own money)
  • any tinting or extra coatings on your lenses
  • any extra products.

The Ministry of Social Development will only pay for products that meet your specific optical needs.

If you have higher needs than these,  the optometrists can write a report to WINZ to assist your special application.