WaikanEYE Optometrists is a brand new optometry practice that has opened up at 488 Te Moana Road, next to Harcourts Real Estate. We're in the old Harveys Real-Estate building, the white one with the pointy roof. Chances are you have already driven past and noticed us. We are excited about our new venture, and are delighted in the location and layout of our new practice. We want to offer the community a local choice for their eyecare needs, and aim to provide great service and quality products at what we believe to be very competitive prices.

Eye health is very important, and at WaikanEYE Optometrists we recommend regular eye examinations to ensure you are seeing to your full potential, and that ocular disease is detected and treated in a timely fashion.

Regular Eye Examinations are important at all ages:

  • Children should have their vision examined before school age even in the absence of signs or symptoms. Children need to develop eye co-ordination, scanning and focusing skills in order to learn to read, and then to complete the cycle of education in reading to learn. Visual problems may significantly contribute to learning difficulties.
  • Throughout the school age years, the human eye continues to grow. During this process, the eye may develop short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia), and/or astigmatism (rugby ball shape). These processes sometimes continue through the middle-age years, and then focusing at near becomes more of a problem for those over 40 (presbyopia).
  • Eye disease becomes more prevalent as one gets older, and it is recommended that everyone over the age of 40 have regular 2 yearly examinations to check for diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and macula degeneration to name a few.