Eye Institute are extremely fortunate to house 16 world class surgeons in our state of the art, purpose built facility. Our surgeons are invited to present on the latest techniques and advancements in ophthalmic treatment at events not only around New Zealand, but around the world. Meet our industry leading 'Visionaries' below: 


“My passion is improving patients’ vision and quality of life” - Dr Jay Meyer

Dr. Jay J. Meyer is a specialist eye surgeon with expertise in cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal diseases and surgeries. He has a gentle demeanour and provides personalised care by tailoring treatments to each patient’s needs. He completed his training in the USA and New Zealand and is a Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland where he actively performs research and teaches optometrists, medical students, and ophthalmology trainees. He stays up-to-date with the latest technologies and treatments and regularly lectures to eye specialists at national and international conferences.

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Dr Meyer’s specialisations:

Cataract surgery

Dr. Meyer uses advanced technologies and techniques including astigmatism-correcting lens implants

Corneal diseases and surgery
  • Corneal transplantation such as penetrating keratoplasty (PK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Keratoconus treatments, including corneal crosslinking
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Ocular Surface Diseases such as Dry eyes and Allergic Conjunctivitis

Medical and surgical treatments including laser trabeculopasty and trabeculectomy

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Dr. Meyer completed a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Microbiology followed by a Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Utah School of Medicine, USA, where he graduated with honours (Alpha Omega Alpha) and received several scholarships and awards.  He then completed ophthalmology registrar training at the University of North Carolina, USA, and received further specialised training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Duke University Eye Centre, which is consistently ranked as a top centre in the USA.  Upon moving to New Zealand, he completed further training in Cornea and External Diseases and Glaucoma at the University of Auckland/NZ National Eye Centre.

Dr. Meyer is active in clinical research and has published over 40 scientific papers and half a dozen book chapters.  As a medical student, he used his background in microbiology to help describe a novel species of bacteria (Mycobacterium Arupense).  He is a Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland where he teaches optometry students, optometrists, medical students, house officers, general practitioners and ophthalmology registrars.  He regularly lectures at local, national, and international conferences and is a section editor for the journal Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.  He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea Society, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Dr Meyer, after hours...

Dr. Meyer spends much of his free time with his 3 children, two of which were born in New Zealand.  His wife, Nicole, is a general medicine physician at Auckland City Hospital.  He enjoys many sports and watching his children play soccer, rugby, and netball.

Dr. Meyer also loves traveling and learning about different peoples, cultures and languages.  Prior to his university studies, he spent 2 years as a church volunteer in Russia and has studied Spanish in Central and South America.  He has provided medical care in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Ghana, Nepal, Laos, Fiji and the Cook and Solomon Islands.  He has enjoyed getting to know the Pacific region and spent a year working for the Fred Hollows Foundation NZ on studies to improve outcomes of treatments at the Pacific Eye Institute in Suva, Fiji. 

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