Our practice

Our vision is to be the eyewear practice of choice in New Zealand, chosen for its world-class patient care and innovation.

Opened in July 1969, Paul and Lynette Rose quickly established Rose Optometry as an integral part of the Frankton community. Moving to our existing location at 38 Lake Rd in the early 1980's – a purpose-built premise which has been our home ever since. Although no longer a partner, Paul Rose established a legacy within which we continue as his specialty in Keratoconus detection and care led him to design the Rose K lens providing a contact lens solution to the treatment of Keratoconus.  The Rose K is now the most popular lens in the world for Keratoconus patients and is available in over 90 countries worldwide. Paul was recognised for his services to optometry and eye disease globally by being awarded a CNZM. He is the first ophthalmic professional in New Zealand to receive this award. 

In the early 1980's Rose Optometry was joined by a new optometrist called Simon Rose (coincidentally no relation to Paul's). Simon soon became a business partner with Paul and although now no longer a shareholder in Rose Optometry we are fortunate to still enjoy Simons leadership. He has a very loyal clientele – a lot of whom have been his patients since he began. 

Frequently asked questions

What does an optometrist do?

In NZ an optometrist can calculate the prescription for glasses, fit contact lenses, diagnose and treat eye conditions and infections with medication. They can also manage ocular injuries including removing foreign objects. If surgery or specialist treatment is required they can refer to an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon), hospital, or other health care specialist. NZ-trained optometrists must complete a 5-year degree at the University of Auckland before becoming registered.

What is a dispensing optician (sometimes called a “dispenser”)?

A dispensing optician has formal training in optical dispensing. They are qualified to help a client choose frames, read a prescription, discuss lens options, take measurements, order and fit glasses.

What is an ophthalmologist?

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who has specialised in the treatment of serious eye disease and ocular surgery such as cataract removal. They do not typically prescribe glasses or contact lenses.

What payment options do you have?

While payment is generally required on the day of appointment, we do offer a number of payment options including Afterpay, Genoapay, QCard, and GoCardless.

Are you open on public holidays?

No. We are closed on public holidays and long weekends as we believe our staff should have the chance to enjoy this time with friends and family.

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