When your vi­sion mat­ters

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Sur­geons at Eye Doc­tors work to pro­tect and pre­serve one of our most val­ued and pre­cious senses – our sight.

The team of highly ex­pe­ri­enced sur­geons and sup­port staff at this mod­ern clinic have never lost sight of their orig­i­nal fo­cus, and that is to of­fer com­pre­hen­sive, bou­tique-style eye care and surgery to pa­tients in a safe and wel­com­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Lo­cated at Green­lane’s As­cot Hos­pi­tal (a sur­gi­cal cen­tre of in­ter­na­tional stand­ing) Eye Doc­tors prides it­self in con­ti­nu­ity of care with a per­sonal touch. In­stead of be­ing screened by tech­ni­cians or trainees, you will be ex­am­ined and treated by the same spe­cial­ist sur­geon each time you visit the clinic.

‘‘We be­lieve every­body should have an op­por­tu­nity to see the world with clear and healthy vi­sion, which is why ev­ery­thing we do is de­signed to help our pa­tients achieve the best pos­si­ble out­come for their con­di­tion,’’ prac­tice manager Lor­raine Beat­tie says.

You’ll find state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties and equip­ment at the Columba theatre suite, with full anaes­thetic and spe­cial­ist nurs­ing sup­port. Columba is lo­cated within the As­cot premises, which means pa­tients and fam­i­lies do not have to shut­tle be­tween dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions, but sim­ply walk down the cor­ri­dor.

As well as be­ing skilled cataract sur­geons, Eye Doc­tors con­sul­tants have re­ceived ex­ten­sive in­ter­na­tional train­ing in their fields of spe­cial in­ter­est. Dr Shuan Dai is an ex­pert in con­di­tions re­lat­ing to chil­dren and eye move­ments; Dr Mark Don­ald­son spe­cialises in glau­coma and the retina; Dr Penny McAl­lum in the cornea and sur­face of the eye; and Dr An­drew Ri­ley in the retina and plas­tic surgery around the eye, known as ocu­lo­plas­tics.

As well as work­ing to im­prove the vi­sion of New Zealan­ders, they also reg­u­larly give their time and skills to a num­ber of is­land na­tions in the Pa­cific. Call Eye Doc­tors on 520 9689 or visit www.eye­doc­tors.co.nz.

MAGS pre­mier net­ball Cap­tain Holly Fowler has been se­lected for the fourth year in a row for New Zealand Sec­ondary Schools. Holly cap­tained the side to a trans-Tas­man se­ries win last year when she was still in year 12. Also named in the squad are Maia Wil­son, Ala­nis Toia-Ti­ga­fua and Caitlin Dow­den.

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