Specialty services

Dry Eye Clinic

Dry eye syndrome is a multifactorial condition where not enough tears are produced or tears evaporate faster than they should. Symptoms include:

  • Red, irritated, or watery eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to bright light, wind, or air conditioning
  • Discharge or crusting around the eyelids in the morning

Dry eye syndrome can be part of the natural aging process, related to medications or certain diseases, or as a result of living in a dry or windy climate. One in five people in New Zealand suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome. Symptoms can be debilitating and affect many areas of a person’s life.

Dry Eye Treatment depends on the underlying cause and includes IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), prescription medication, nutrition, lubricating eye drops, at-home therapy, and clinical procedures. At Rose Optometry our skilled optometrists use the latest technology to assess Dry Eye Syndrome and develop a treatment plan tailored to your eyes. Dry eye can be difficult to live with but can be greatly improved with the right approach. Come and see us for an eye examination and see whether a dry eye assessment could help you.

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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