Dr. David Kent (MBChB, FRANZCO, FRACS) is one of Australasia's leading LASIK specialists and has done over 20,000 LASIK procedures, more than any other New Zealand eye surgeon.

Recognised as a leader in the field of LASIK surgery, Dr. Kent is both the current New Zealand representative to the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the New Zealand representative to the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr Kent has been the leader in refractive surgery in the South Island being the first eye surgeon to perform the following procedures:

  • PRK


  • Wavefront-guided personalised (customised) LASIK and PRK

  • Implantable contact lenses

  • High Definition LASIK®  Creating the corneal flap utilising the Zeiss VisuMax® femtosecond laser 

  • Toric and multifocal intraocular lenses useD in cataract surgery

  • Intra-corneal ring segments to treat keratoconus.

  • Riboflavin corneal cross-linking to treat keratoconus.

  • The Acufocus (KAMRA) corneal inlay used for correcting presbyopia.

Dr. Kent also offers the latest techniques in cataract surgery. He has done almost all his cataract surgery under topical eyedrop anaesthesia with no injection, no eyepatch since 1996. He specialises in refractive cataract surgery aiming to reduce dependence on glasses and/or contact lenses.