Specialist Eye care in Hawke’s Bay


Cataract surgery is a safe and effective way to restore vision. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you'll be able to go home the same day.

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Discover Unbeatable Quality

Be confident in the quality of care from a team that specialises exclusively in eye care with a focus on the current evidence base and technology of modern medical practices.

Enjoy Great Pricing

Get value for money by having care with a locally owned and operated team with the cost saving of having everything run by one company under one roof.

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Cataract surgery is a significant contributor to climate change. By choosing The Eye Surgery Hastings you are protecting your community and environment by having carbon neutral, solar powered surgery.

Two illustrated eyes. One is healthy and the other has cataract.

What are Cataracts?

Cataracts are a common condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque, leading to a decrease in vision. The lens is normally clear and helps to focus light on the retina, allowing us to see clearly. However, with cataracts, the lens becomes cloudy and interferes with the passage of light, resulting in blurred or distorted vision. Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes and may develop slowly over time or progress rapidly. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including aging, injury to the eye, certain medications, and underlying medical conditions such as diabetes.

How do Cataracts Affect Vision?

Symptoms of cataracts may include blurred or hazy vision, difficulty seeing at night, sensitivity to light, double vision, and seeing halos around lights.

Treatment Options

A patient meeting with the nurse after a successful cataract surgery.

The only treatment for cataracts is a cataract operation. During the operation a small incision is made in your eye and a special device is used to break up the cloudy lens into small pieces. These pieces are removed through the incision, and an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens, is inserted to replace the natural lens. The incision is so small that it does not require stitches.

Intraocular Lenses

The Eye Surgery Hastings uses Tecnis lenses from Johnson and Johnson. These lenses do not develop bubbles within the lens material, known as glistenings, ensuring the lens remains clear for a lifetime.

Bilateral Surgery - both eyes treated on the same day

Patients have been enjoying the benefits of same day bilateral cataract surgery at The Eye Surgery Hastings since 2018. Using the internationally accepted checklist for safety in bilateral cataract surgery The Eye Surgery Hastings has an operating theatre used exclusively for eye surgery and has extensive safety protocols. We strongly recommend patients undergoing bilateral cataract surgery specifically ensure this checklist is adhered to whenever bilateral cataract surgery is offered.

Solar Powered Surgery

The solar panels add an extra source of electricity on top of the hospital’s conventional grid electricity and UPS battery bank. 150% of the hospital’s electricity needs are produced, so everything it does is solar-powered, and excess electricity is exported to the grid for the community.


All operations can have extra costs involved, however The Eye Surgery Hastings charges these fees with no additional costs for over 95% of cases. Being a standalone surgical facility dedicated only to eye care allows us to innovate and work smarter, keeping prices controlled.

Cataract Surgery
or $7,742 for both eyes
No added facility fees or anaesthetic fees.
No additional costs for over 95% of cases.
Bilateral surgery - both eyes treated on the same day.
Solar powered and fully carbon neutral.
it's as easy as 1-2-3

high quality eye care made simple

Step 1

make an appointment

Either visit the clinic to enrol or Make An Appointment online.

step 2

agree on a Treatment Plan

Meet with our friendly team and get a specialised treatment plan.

step 3

live more confidently

With improved vision, your confidence and enjoyment of everyday life go up.

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