Optometrists are specialists in the examination of eyes, screening for disease and problems, prescribing ocular drugs, prescribing spectacles & prescribing contact lenses.
A comprehensive eye examination has many parts, there are many test to do, to explain & then to act upon.
Shattky's has been committed to this for many years, we are big enough to make the capital investment in the latest equipment and we get the use out of the equipment to make it financially viable.
It is not sufficient to merely possess this technology, each one involves much training in operation, interpretation and diagnosis. Once we have the technology we commit to using it constantly to keep up the search for previously undetected eye conditions, especially those without symptoms. This means all our patients benefit, not just those who are known to have a problem. Our staff perform many of the tests before you see the optometrist so that we can spend most of our appointment advancing from the strong basis that those results give. Some of the instruments can be used at different levels of sensitivity, so we can re-test on -the-spot to the highest level of threshold sensitivity whenever we find suspicious screening scores.
Not all tests need to be done everytime, we will advise you on this, but the advantage of continuity with us is that we then quickly spot when your results deviate from what is normal for you.
Instruments don't make diagnoses; Optometrists do.
It is the skilled and experience judgement of the optometrist that makes sense of the large amount of data that we capture for each individual we see.
Chronology of Shattkys electronic infrustructure;
2016 - IPL laser treatment for Dry Eye
2016 - Merge of our Hastings and Waipukurau practices by VPN tunnel
2016 - Digital Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (Eidon)
2014 - Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT)
2012 - Digital Slitlamp video & still photography of the anterior eye
2009 - Digital Topography of the cornea
2008 - Scanning Laser Polarimetry of the Optic Nerve head with Serial Analysis (GDxVCC)
2005 - Frequency Doubling Threshold assessment of the Retinal Ganglion Nerve cells (FDT)
2004 - Email communications with GP's and patients for Recall and report management
2002 - Formerless lens edging technology and remote lens edging functionality
1999 - Hi Resolution Non-Mydriatic Digital Retinal photography for Diabetic management
1997 - Digital patient record system through a fully integrated IT network
1991 - Automated Perimetry with Serial Analysis
1990 - Non-Contact Tonometer (Puff Tonometry)
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!"Book appointment