Eyecare

Locally owned and independent optometry

Unless your vision has changed, you may not give your eyes much thought when it comes to health. Your eyes can actually tell us a lot about your general health. Therefore it is so important to have your eyes tested regularly. A comprehensive eye examination with Kuske includes a complete assessment of your vision, a thorough eye health assessment, consideration of your lifestyle needs for vision correction, and a personal eye health strategy based on your unique needs.

Speciality eyecare services

While all our optometrists provide general eye and vision care, many of them have specialised in specific areas of optometry. You can always be assured you will receive the best clinical care and benefit from the collective expertise of our optometry team.

Myopia management

Myopia is short-sightedness (also known as near-sightedness). This means you can see nearby objects clearly and in focus, while faraway objects look blurry and out of focus.

Dry eye and ocular surface disease management

A common cause of irritated, red, uncomfortable eyes, it can affect your comfort, vision, ability to read, and mood.

Keratoconus

A common eye condition where the cornea progressively thins, weakens and develops an irregular shape, causing blurred vision.

Low vision care

Sight loss or reduced vision that cannot be improved with glasses or surgery is called low vision.

Binocular vision care

For clear vision we need our eyes working well together. When they don’t, symptoms of eyestrain, headaches, tired eyes and double vision can occur. Binocular vision disorders can often be improved with glasses or vision therapy.

Ocular disease management

Optometrists are the primary care provider for many eye health conditions, both acute and chronic. So, when you have a concern about your eye health, your optometrist is the best place to start.

Post-concussion visual rehabilitation

A concussion can impact vision well after the initial trauma. Between 50–90% of those with concussion report symptoms such as blurred vision, double vision and headaches. Vision assessment is the first step in improving these symptoms.

Sports vision services and dispensing

Whether you are a weekend warrior or a pro, your vision and choice of eyewear can impact your performance. We can provide vision assessment and advice on contact lenses, eyewear and sunglasses that can give you an edge.

Ocular prosthesis

When injury or disease has impacted the eyes significantly, ocular prosthetics can help people regain confidence.

Police vision testing

Our endorsed optometrists can conduct Police Level 1 Vision examinations to help recruits move forward in their police training.

Marine vision testing

Examinations for all levels of the Standard Nautical Certificate including Local Launch Operator (LLO); Certified Deckhand; Engineering Certificates; Advanced Deckhand; Inshore Launch Masters (ILM).

Safety eyewear

Inadequate or inappropriate eye protection and failure to observe occupational health and safety practices are the major causes of workplace eye injuries.

Eye conditions

Like any other medical condition, it’s good to be familiar with symptoms of common eye conditions so you know what to look out for, what you can do and when to seek help. Symptoms of these conditions are not always obvious, so regular eye tests are an essential part of maintaining your health.

Dry eye disease

Tired, red and irritated eyes? You may be one of the 29% of New Zealanders who suffer from dry eye disease. With advanced diagnostic testing, we create personalised management plans to improve your symptoms and delay further progression.

Macular degeneration

Our retina is the light-sensitive layer lining the inside of our eye. The macula is an essential area of that retina which is responsible for the central part of our vision – used for detailed tasks like reading, recognising faces and driving.

Cataracts

Cataracts typically progress slowly over a period of years – initially, you may only have very mild symptoms such as a slight loss of detail in your vision or glare in certain lighting.

Diabetic eye disease

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes it is important that you have your retinas checked regularly for signs of diabetic eye disease. Current protocols recommend an eye exam every two years if there are no issues.

Glaucoma and optic nerve disease

There are many optic nerve diseases our optometrists assess for in a comprehensive eye exam. While glaucoma is the most common, we also spot signs of optic neuritis due to multiple sclerosis, tumours, optic nerve swelling and other conditions.

UV and the eye

Ultraviolet (UV) light is produced by the sun, and our bodies are exposed to it every time we go outside. Everyone needs to protect their eyes from UV light year-round, no matter their age.

Watery eyes

Persistent, watery eyes are not only annoying, but also not normal. Watery eyes can cause blurry vision, sore eyelids and general discomfort