Dr Michael


Michael Merriman specialises in cataract, refractive and glaucoma surgery. He has been working in Hamilton for 9 years after completing fellowship training in Britain at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and the West of England Eye Unit in Exeter. He has clinics at The Laser Eye Centre, Hamilton Eye Clinic, and also is a Consultant Specialist at Waikato Hospital.

Actively involved in the Royal Australian and NZ College of Ophthalmologists, he is on the Qualification and Education Committee and is the Director of Training for junior doctors working as registrars in the specialty in New Zealand.

He did his medical school training at University of Auckland and now is a Senior Lecturer for the university teaching medical students.

Member of the Australasian Cataract and Refractive Society, the Australian and NZ Glaucoma Interest Group and the American Cataract and Refractive Society. Michael has a keen interest in LASIK and other refractive correction procedures.


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“It was life-changing, pain-free and easy. I was worried for no good reason, as the procedure took minutes; I sat up and the world was clear again. The next day, signs were clearer, lights were sharper and I had a whole new world of detail that I didn’t even have with contacts. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.”