Specialty services

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have come a long way in the last few years. At Rose Optometry we are experts in contact lens care. You’re never too young or too old for contact lenses. 

Contact lenses provide several advantages, with the top five being:

  • Superior Visual Clarity: Contact lenses offer a wider field of vision and eliminate the distortions associated with eyeglasses, providing sharper and more natural vision.
  • Active Lifestyle Freedom: Ideal for sports and outdoor activities, contact lenses don't fog up or hinder your vision, ensuring you can pursue an active lifestyle with ease.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Contact lenses are nearly invisible, allowing your natural eye color and facial features to shine, boosting your confidence and enhancing your appearance.
  • Convenience and Comfort: Easy to put on and forget you're wearing, contact lenses don't weigh on your nose or ears, providing all-day comfort and convenience.
  • Weather-Resistant Vision: Contacts remain unaffected by weather conditions like rain, snow, or condensation, ensuring clear vision in any environment, making them especially practical for drivers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Call us on (07) 847 3195 to organise a free trial.

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.

Do you accept payment cards from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD/WINZ)?

Yes, we do.

I am with Southern Cross. Can I access my member benefits with you?

Yes, you can.

Do you accept a Community Services Card?

Yes, if you are under 16 years of age you may be eligible for a subsidy for glasses. MSD criteria apply.

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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