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Fendalton Eye Clinic – Laser Eye Surgery Centre

Leaders in corrective
laser eye surgery

Our mission is: “To deliver the highest quality vision correction and patient care with safety through experience and technology”


Fendalton Eye Clinic in Christchurch, New Zealand was established in 1996 by eye surgeon, Dr David Kent and Jane Patterson an optometrist, as the only dedicated laser eye surgery centre in the South Island.

To date Dr Kent has performed over 30,000 laser eye surgery procedures at Fendalton Eye Clinic. Dr Kent has performed more LASIK surgery than any other New Zealand eye surgeon. Continuing to lead the way in laser eye surgery Fendalton Eye Clinic bought SMILEpro eye laser to the South Island in 2023.

Dr Kent and his dedicated team are committed to delivering the highest standard in patient care, with our state-of-the-art purpose built laser facility Fendalton Eye Clinic is the only laser eye surgery centre in the South Island to have attained full accreditation.

As an alternative to prescription glasses or contact lenses we offer the widest range of corrective surgical procedures to truly personalise the best treatment option for your eyes offering; LASIK, SMILEpro, PRK, kerarings, ICL surgery, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) and Cataract Surgery.

Trust the care and expertise of Dr Kent and his team offering visual freedom. If you would like to know if your eyes are suitable for corrective laser eye surgery we offer free laser suitability assessments with a member of our technical team in Christchurch, Nelson, Timaru, Queenstown, Dunedin and Invercargill. We also offer virtual consultations on Zoom or by phone to find out if your eyes are suitable for laser eye surgery.  Click on the link or go to our Book Now page.

Laser Eye Surgery

Dr David Kent and his team are delighted to announce SMILEpro eye laser.

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Cataract Surgery

The good news is that cataract surgery is both safe and effective. With the help of a replacement lens, it is possible to regain the vision quality you had prior to cataracts.

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Specialised Procedures

If laser eye surgery is not an option for you there may be other procedures that we can offer you.

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Fendalton Eye Clinic – Laser Eye Surgery Centre

Why choose us


At Fendalton Eye Clinic Dr David Kent was the first eye surgeon in the South Island to perform both PRK and LASIK surgery.

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Our Team

We have a passionate and dedicated team of eye care professionals.

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For your peace of mind we have invested in the state-of-the art laser technology. Notably the unprecedented accuracy of the seven dimensional eye tracker on our excimer laser.

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Our Mission

“We strive to deliver the highest quality vision correction and patient care with safety through experience and technology".

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We are here for you

How can we help you?

We are committed to providing excellence in laser eye surgery through the expertise of Dr David Kent & a dedicated team of caring staff