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 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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Behavioural Optometry

What is Behavioural Optometry?

A Behavioural Optometrist is an Optometrist with extra training in binocular vision, Strabismus, Amblyopia and Visual/Spatial Perception. They are sometimes referred to as Neuro-Developmental Optometrists. Understanding Light, and the human-ness of that thing called Sight is a real challenge but Behavioural Optometrists have been doing this since 1930's and there is a lot of published research about it.

Their special training and therapies will open up new understanding about your Vision. For example strabismus is to be seen as a choice by the brain, and not a function of a muscle being too weak or too strong. Another example is Sports Vision Therapy where we create higher levels of efficiency and accuracy to give the winning edge. Many Olympic athletes have on-going Vision Therapy to maintain their competitive edge. If you just want to play a better round of Golf or get more 3-pointers in a basketball game you can surely understand how critical your visual judgement is to those precision skills.

Behavioural Optometrists work to a Model of Vision that is far broader in its understanding of Light and the human-ness of the sensory experience called Vision. Ask them to tell you what their Model is. Shattky's Behavioural Optometrists provide you and your family with better Visual Efficiency, its not just about 20/20 Vision!

The speciality knowledge and patient training therapies will open up a new understanding about your Vision.

Behavioural Optometry is the application of the Behavioural Optometrists knowledge.

Committing to action is the key to getting the best outcome, but good rewards are achieved.


Shattky's Behavioural Optometry services are provided through our VisionLink entity. We can provide you and your family with better Visual Efficiency.

Behavioural Optometrists approach Vision from a different perspective to that of other optometrists and eye surgeons. You will learn a lot when you come to us.

We can help with "blurring words" despite "normal focus", slow handwriting, loss of concentration, missing out words or letters when reading, reversing letters and numbers.

Optometric Vision Therapy uses exercises and experiences to develop more efficient visual processing. This results in improved reading and spelling, improved movement and rehabilitation of lost function.


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