Urgent Eyecare

At Hawera Eyecare, several of our Optometrists are Authorised Medicines Prescribers and ACC registered practitioners. This means we can treat eye injuries, infections or inflammatory disease using prescription medicines.

Some of the more common eye conditions we treat are:

  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Aqueous Deficiency
  • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
  • Herpes Simplex Eye Disease
  • Iritis
  • Ocular Allergy
  • Foreign body removal – e.g. removing metal from the eye
  • Styes
  • Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
  • Episcleritis
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Subconjunctival Haemorrhages
  • Corneal Abrasions
  • Sterile Keratitis
  • Blepharitis
  • Dry Eye

For those who experience any of the following symptoms it is important you are seen shortly. Please phone our clinic directly on 06 278 6336. We will make every effort allocate an urgent appointment for you.

  • Sudden blurry vision
  • Seeing flashing lights in your vision
  • Finding there are patches missing from your vision
  • Seeing a curtain come across your vision to obscure a part of it
  • The appearance of eye floaters for the first time
  • A change or an increase in the number of eye floaters
  • Pain of a moderate to severe nature within the eye
  • Sudden sensitivity to glare and bright lights
  • Having foreign bodies (such as metal) become imbedded within the eye
  • An unusual headache which persists
  • Suddenly developing double vision (seeing two of one object)
  • Pain when you move your eye
  • A sudden swelling of your eye or eyelids

In an emergency or if you are unsure please contact our clinic directly on 06 278 6336 .