Our equipment

At Rose Optometry we pride ourselves on having the best equipment available to offer the best eye care to our patients.

We have top of the line equipment to accurately diagnose and monitor eye conditions, treat specific eye conditions and fit specialty contact lenses. These machines allows us to offer a number of exclusive services, and means we can provide continuity of care without having to refer elsewhere for testing.

Specialty equipment
Heidelberg Spectralis OCT

The OCT (Optical Coherence Tomographer) machine of choice for ophthalmologists and optometrists alike. Used to image a number of structures in the eye, the Spectralis OCT sees deep into the layers of the retina and optic nerve in high resolution, imaging layers that cannot be detected with other OCT machines – much like an MRI. This allows us to pick up some eye conditions earlier than when using other machines, and monitor them more effectively using the highly detailed images and the progression tools within the software. The machine can also be used for some contact lens fitting, helping our optometrists to achieve the best fit for your eyes.

Zeiss IOL Master

The gold standard of optical biometry. Rose Optometry is the only optometry practice in Waikato with an IOL master; a high-precision measurement tool used to measure the axial length of the eye, corneal curvature, and anterior chamber depth with exact detail. The IOL master allows us to monitor progression of myopia (short sightedness) with impeccable accuracy and assess the efficacy of myopia control treatment. It is an integral part of our myopia control clinic.

Medmont E300 Corneal Topographer

The topographer of choice used by most specialists, universities, and researchers, each consulting room at Rose Optometry is fitted with an E300 so our optometrists can use them easily and as they need to for on-the-spot diagnosis. Topographers are essential for fitting specialty contact lenses, and diagnosis and management of corneal conditions.

E-Eye IPL Machine

The medical solution to treat dry eye. The French-made E-Eye IPL machine is a clinically proven treatment for dry eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, resulting in up to 3 years of symptom relief. 85% of patients report satisfaction after treatment. At Rose Optometry we use the E-Eye in conjunction with Blephasteam goggles to deliver efficient and effective dry eye management at the practice.

E-SWIN Tearcheck

A revolutionary tool for measuring and assessing 9 factors of dry eye. Rose Optometry is the only optometry practice to have the French-made tearcheck available for use on patients. It allows our dry eye specialist optometrists to offer the best tailor made treatments for dry eye without referring elsewhere.

Matrix Visual Field Analyser

Measures the sensitivity of the visual field (peripheral vision) using Frequency Doubling Technology to pick up visual field defects faster than standard perimetry can. Essential for the diagnosis and management of glaucoma but also useful to assess vision changes due to stroke, tumours, and other neurological conditions.

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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