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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How we help

Shattky's scope of practice is broad, there are many things we do.

Here is a guide for you:

Eye Care

  • Examination of the eye and associated structures, taking into account the patients age, health, needs and wants.
  • Screening tests which detect problems before you do.
  • Formulating a unique Management Plan for every patient, sometimes on referring to other practitioners.
  • Prescribing the right lenses or drugs or magnifiers or therapy
  • Dispensing 'Over the counter' or Prescription medications or lenses
  • Reporting to patient, to GP and to Ophthalmologist
  • Ongoing management through our computer-based Recall system


  • Spectacle lenses
  • Spectacles
  • Contact Lenses
  • Sunglasses
  • In-House spectacle making workshop
  • Repairs & adjustments to your spectacles

Visual Perception

  • Vision Therapy to improve your Eye Control
  • Enhancement of Visual Perception
    • The use of Prisms
    • The use of Tints
    • Visual Perceptual re-training

Our commitment to Community Service

  • Free Sunglasses to Primary school New Entrants
  • Free Screenings in schools
  • Free screenings for Glaucoma
  • Free Screenings for Irlen Syndrome
  • Sponsors of the 'Life Education Trust'
  • Collection agents for;
    • VOSO (Volunteer Ophthalmic Services Overseas)
    • Glaucoma NZ
    • Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind

Our commitment to Optometry as a Career choice

  • Mentoring and resources for students entering Hawke's Bay Science and Technology Fair
  • Contributing to Special Awards for the best exhibits in optics, opthalmics, neural physiology or similar at the Hawke's Bay Science and Technology Fair. Click here to learn more.
  • Optometry Student Scholarships
  • Optometric Undergraduate Internship training