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 Hoya, 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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Spectacle Lenses, Frames & Sunglasses

Shattkys eyewear is best in 3 ways...   Fashion, Quality and Speed

For us Fashion is a living, breathing experience. It is exciting and fresh but also a point of difference.
 
We specialise in having lots of one-off frames, you are not going to see other people walk down town in the same frame you pick from us. Our staff select the styles from many different companies whose representatives walk in our door regularly, always with something new to view. We stock what the locals want, with a good dash of challenge as to what is being worn in Paris as well! Good fashion is about good design, and a well designed fashion frame does not date, they still look stylish even years later.

For us Quality is what sets Shattkys apart from the franchised, budget operators.
 
We know, from 106 years experience, that the extra you pay for quality is always worth it. Better vision, better appearance, better endurance and the warranty backup that gives the ultimate Peace of Mind. No-one ever regretted buying Quality.

For us Speed is a given in this modern world, but the key is in being able to control the speed of services.

We achieve control of the speed by having a good infrastructure combined with a good quick supply line. We have 4 Optometrists, 2 Dispensing Opticians and an in-house spectacle making workshop with state of the art lens edging technologies. We are linked ot our suppliers through the internet and by phone, we facilitate insurance claims and guarantee the speed of insurance claim work

These 3 characteristics are a recurring theme through our full range of eyewear as you will discover below.
 
If you want lower cost, you have to compromise on one of the 3 aspects.  We can do that for you, have a look at our deals page for more information on this, but we hope you will feel the difference when you come in.

 

Spectacle Lenses

Fashion

There are fashion aspects to spectacle lenses, you may have noticed how fashionably invisible most spectacle lenses seem to be, this lets the beauty of the frame be the dominant aspect.

You may also have noticed that there are not so many people wearing bifocal lenses with the obvious dividing line on the lenses. The fashion preference to not have the line is possible because the new progressives are better designed than they were.

Quality

You will recognise the brand names of the spectacle lenses that we use:  Essilor from France, Zeiss & Rodenstock from Germany, Nikon & Hoya from Japan. 

These manufacturers have long histories like we do. Good systems and Quality standards take time to establish and they are the key to long-term success in business.

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Speed

We use NZ laboratories, Kiwi made lenses and the service difference is obvious. We get many lenses by overnight courier, and most lenses have been received withing 4 days.

We use digital tracing of lenses prior to cutting lenses in house or electronically transmit them for cutting.
 
 

Spectacle Frames

Fashion

You will recognise the brand names of the spectacle frames that we use, and here are just a few:
 JF Rey, Anne Et Valentin, Caroline Abram, Prada, Ray ban and Oakley.

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Quality

Quality begins with the design but the selection of materials and production standards protect what the brand stands for. Brand names are about more than the decal on the side, the brand name correctly represents to you what the total quality experience stands for. A good example of this is Titanium as a space age material used to make the very best quality frames - strong tough and super light. Another good example is the value of having the best quality of paint treatment on metal frame s - If you compromise here  you can expect the paint coating to flake or peel soon after purchase.

Speed

We sell from our display. The frame that you can touch, feel and try on in person is the one that can be quickly glazed up by us. If you are swopping your old lenses to a frame from us we can often do it within the hour! Sometimes we can even gold-weld your broken frame back together!

 

Sunglasses

Fashion

You will recognise the brand names of the sunglasses that we sell;

Here are just a few: Serengeti, Bolle, Maui Jim, Caroline Abram, Anne Et Valentin and Oroton.

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Latest fashion stock is always arriving. We can completely customise your sunglasses, your choice of frame, your choice of tint and your choice of prescription lenses type.

Quality

Quality begins with the design but the selection of materials and production standards protect what the brand stands for. Brand names are about more than the decal on the side, the brand name correctly represents to you what the total quality experience stands for.

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Speed

We sell from our display. The sunglasses that you can touch, feel and try on in person is the one that can be fitted individually to you for instant wear.

If you want them made up as prescription sunglasses we can quickly do that also.


Our spectacle guarantee

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