Our clinics have been established for the detection and treatment of specific eye health conditions. The clinics offer specialised eye health services beyond the scope of a standard eye examination. Each clinic is run by passionate staff members with genuine interest in their chosen speciality.
We are continuing to add new advanced treatments by investing in continuing education for our staff and new technologies for our practices. Our current clinics available are The Children's Vision Clinic, The Low Vision Clinic, The Dry Eye Clinc, The Ortho K Clinic, The Irlen Clinic, and The Speciality Contact Lens Clinic.
Low Vision Clinic
The Low Vision Clinic offers services to meet the needs of patients with low vision. This clinic is focused around improving the lives of people with low or limited vision. Our team aims to enable patients to continue enjoying their favourite hobbies and activities regardless of their vision deterioration. Consultations are available with our low vision specialist, Rodney Stedall, who will work with you to find a suitable visual solution. Visual solutions generally include specialty spectacles and vision aids. We also offer an extensive range of optical and digital magnification devices.
Low vision is the term used to refer to a visual impairment that is not correctable with glasses, contact lenses or surgery. Often people with low vision have partial sight such as blind spots, tunnel or blurred vision. People of all ages can be effected by low vision but it is usually associated with older people.
Our Low Vision clinic is operated from our main branch at 387 Anglesea Street, Hamilton.
The CentraSight treatment programme is now available in New Zealand for patients who suffer from end-stage macular degeneration. End-stage macular degeneration is a condition which causes the loss of central vision in both eyes, and it is not correctable by glasses, medications or surgery.
The treatment programme involves placing a pea-sized telescopic implant in one eye. The surgery has been demonstrated in clinical trials to improve quality of life and increase independence.
After the operation a period of adjustment and training is needed. Paterson Burn’s low vision specialist, Rodney Stedall, is one of very few optometrists in New Zealand certified to provide this aftercare. Rodney has already referred a number of patients to have the surgery, if you think CentraSight could help somebody you know, book an appointment for them to see Rodney today.