Specialty services

Ortho-K (Shift Lenses)

Would you like to experience clear vision without wearing glasses or contact lenses during the day? Orthokeratology using Shift lenses gently re-shapes your cornea while you sleep leaving your vision clear during the day without the need for glasses or daytime contacts. It is non-surgical and non-permanent and can be modified easily if your prescription changes – unlike laser eye surgery.

Shift lenses are great for sportspeople, those working in dusty or windy environments, office workers struggling with air conditioning, and anyone who likes the sound of laser surgery without the surgery. In children, Shift lenses have the added bonus of slowing down the progression of myopia (short sightedness).

Book an appointment with our Shift lens experts and see whether you might be able to ditch the glasses for summer.

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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