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Products

Your lens choice will depend on your prescription, your lifestyle and your budget. There are many lens designs, materials, coatings and treatments available, and our dispensing team are here to help you match the vast range of lenses available with your needs.

The choice of frame is important. Many prescriptions and lens options need carefully chosen frames to optimise the benefits of the lenses.

The dispensing team at Te Awamutu Eye Care are committed to ensuring that not only do you see well, but that you look good and feel good about your chosen eyewear. Our skilled dispensing opticians can help you find the right frames to suit your prescription. With a constantly updated range of frames, we provide for all tastes and budgets. And you are assured of very competitive prices, ongoing service, warranties and lots of complements from family friends and colleagues.

Frame Brands

The dispensing team at Te Awamutu Eye Care are committed to ensuring that not only do you see well, but that you look good and feel good about your chosen eyewear. Our skilled dispensing opticians can help you find the right frames to suit your prescription. With a constantly updated range of frames, we provide for all tastes and budgets. And you are assured of very competitive prices, ongoing service, warranties and lots of complements from family friends and colleagues.

Whether the frame you choose from Te Awamutu Eye Care is metal, plastic or rimless, you can be assured it will be durable and capable of normal day to day wear.

Women

  • Swarovski
  • Roberto Cavalli
  • Koali
  • CK
  • Silhouette
  • Prodesign
  • Joop
  • Carter Bond
  • O & X
  • Christian Dior
  • Inface
  • Kate Sylvester
  • Celine Dion
  • Super Dry
  • La Font
  • Face à Face

Men

  • Jaguar
  • Adidas
  • Prodesign
  • Davidoff
  • John Varvatos
  • Jono Hennessy
  • Guess Men
  • Karl Lagerfield
  • Cat
  • Calvin Klein
  • Super Dry
  • Carter Bond

Our most popular classic brands

  • Bill Bass
  • Fitover
  • Convertibles
  • Cat
  • Esprit
  • Morgan
  • Elle
  • Inface
  • Chantelle
  • Vulcan
  • Volt Face
  • La Font

Spectacle Lenses

Which Lens is right for you?

Your lens choice will depend on your prescription, your lifestyle and your budget. There are many lens designs, materials, coatings, tints and lens treatments available.

Lens Materials

Plastic (resin) lenses have become the most popular lenses throughout the world. They are impact-resistant and half the weight of glass, while providing excellent vision.

Polycarbonate Lenses are an excellent safety option. They are up to 27% lighter than standard lenses, 10 times more impact resistant than regular plastic and have in-built UV protection. Polycarbonate lenses are recommended for children, sports people and anyone who follows an active lifestyle.

High & Mid Index Lenses are lighter and thinner than standard lenses, and are recommended for glasses with stronger prescriptions.. Some of these lenses are recommended when using rimless frames to improve the overall durability of your spectacles.

Glass lenses, while scratch resistant, are heavy and easily broken. They are not recommended for children or active people and now represent less than 5% of all lenses prescribed. They do not offer the same UV protection that plastic and polycarbonate lenses do.

Lens Designs

Single Vision Lenses are used to correct common visual defects such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.

Reading Glasses are a simple way of correcting presbyopia. They will focus for near vision but objects at other distances may be blurred. This is often inconvenient and two pairs of spectacles, bifocals or progressive lenses may be needed.

Bifocals have two different prescriptions combined together in the one lens, with usually clear distance vision in the top part and the bottom section of the lens designed for reading or close work.

Trifocals have three different prescriptions combined together in the one lens. Usually clear distance vision is provided in the top part, the middle section focuses on arms' length tasks such as computer and the bottom section of the lens is designed for reading or close work.

Progressive Lenses offer another solution to presbyopia. Wearers enjoy natur
al vision for distance and near, and also intermediate tasks such as computer use, in one single pair of spectacles. Recent lens designs in these blended lenses, mean that progressives offer wide, uninterrupted fields of vision plus at all working distance without the lines of bifocals and trifocals.

Occupational lenses with the increasing visual demands of screens and computers, occupational lenses provide an excellent option for people requiring reading and intermediate vision- ideal in the office and at workstations.

Anti Reflection Coatings

Adding an anti reflection coating to your spectacle lenses increases the transparency of the lens, and reduces obstructions to your vision caused by reflections. This gives you vision that is more natural and is useful for all spectacle wearers, but especially for night driving, computer use, and any bright conditions. An antireflection coating also improves the appearance of your lenses by reducing reflections seen by others looking at the front of your spectacles.

Transition Lenses

Transitions lenses are photochromic, which means they react to sunlight. More accurately, they react to Ultraviolet light from the sun’s rays. They go dark in bright sunlight and the tint fades to clear when you go inside or in poorer light conditions. Transition lenses react less efficiently inside a car or vehicle, as the sun’s UV rays are usually reduced by the vehicle’s windscreen. However the new XTRAACTIVE LENSES react to visible light and do go darker in the car.
Transitions lenses absorb 100% of UVA and UVB light, and therefore are a good protection against the damaging effects of UV on the eyes and eyelids.

Sun Lenses

Fixed tint sun lenses are available in a range of different forms. The most popular sun lenses are polarising lenses, which cut down reflected glare from the sun. They are great for driving and at the beach, cutting down glare of the sand and sea. Many people use polarized lenses while fishing as the reduced reflections off the water, help you see into the water- and also the fish!!!. Polarised lenses are also good for general sun use, but are not advised for use while cycling or using a motorbike as they can reduce the visibility of slicks and puddles on the road.

Te Awamutu Eye care will be happy to explain and advise on the most suitable type of lenses for your circumstances and lifestyle. PHONE NOW (07) 871 7741

Glasses Care

Spectacle Care

If you have recently purchased a new pair of spectacles, we have some suggestions on how to make the most of them.
Handle your new spectacles carefully; they are custom made, high-tech appliances that serve a very important function. If they go out of adjustment, this may affect your ability to see clearly as well as affecting comfort. Take special care of your glasses, both on and off your nose.

What is the best way to put on your spectacles?

Your glasses will have been personally fitted to your head ensuring they are comfortable and giving optimum vision. Hold your spectacles with both hands when either putting them on or taking them off. To minimise wear and tear, hold the front of frames when putting them on, or alternatively, hold the temples (side pieces). Once on, push the temples gently over your ears and ease the frame onto your nose.

We do not suggest resting your spectacles on your forehead or high up on your head, as this stretches the temples out of shape, affecting performance and vision.

How do I clean my lenses and frames?

While most lenses can be cleaned with cold water, we recommend regular cleaning using our spray cleaner. Rinse, then gently dry your lenses off using a soft spectacle cleaning cloth; be sure to hold the frame at the edge of lens you are wiping, this will avoid unnecessary strain on the bridge piece of the frame. Satin-like "micro cloths" are supplied with your new spectacles and should be used for this purpose. These cloths should be washed regularly as embedded grit in the cloth might cause scratching. Please do not hesitate to ask us about lens clothing cloths and lens cleaner spray.

Water is also best to clean your spectacle frames. If your spectacles have nosepads or a bridge, these can be cleaned by applying a soft toothbrush gently to the required area, making sure you do not use the brush on the lenses. We recommend you wash your glasses after they have been exposed to perspiration, salt spray, sea water, dust and chemicals (sprays and liquids).

How do I take care of my spectacles when not wearing them?

Te Awamutu Eye Care strongly suggest when you are not wearing your spectacles to keep them in their case, as the case is designed to protect the frame and lenses from most knocks and scratches. If you have to put your spectacles down and they are not in their case, make sure the lenses are not touching anything that might scratch them. Do not leave them exposed to extreme temperatures, such as the dashboard of a car. Likewise avaoid contact with solvents and chemicals.

Keep your spectacle case in good condition; It is important to ensure dust sand or grit are not in your case where they might scratch your lenses If you need to replace your case we have a wide range of cases to choose from.We suggest you always have a spare pair of spectacles for emergencies; this is particularly important if you require spectacles for driving. At Te Awamutu Eye Care we can also make your prescription into sunglasses, making driving and recreational tasks more comfortable as well as giving you protection against ultra violet-radiation.

What should I do if my spectacles need adjusting?

As your spectacles are worn frequently, there is the chance they may become loose or go out of shape. Do not try to adjust them yourself - drop in so we can adjust them, at no charge. Adjusting your spectacles is part of our ongoing commitment to you and we encourage you to take advantage of this service.

Sunglasses

Prescription and "Off the Rack"

Choose from our extensive range of sunglasses to protect you from the harmful and glaring rays of the sun.

At Te Awamutu Eye Care we have a comprehensive range of sunglasses and virtually all our sunglasses are chosen to take prescription lenses.

So whether you wear prescription glasses or not, come in and see one of our knowledgeable dispensing team about sunglass options to give that extra eye protection and comfort.

Fixed tint sun lenses are available in a range of different forms. The most popular sun lenses are polarising lenses, which cut down reflected glare from the sun. They are great for driving and at the beach, cutting down glare of the sand and sea.

Many people use polarised lenses while fishing as the reduced reflections off the water help you see into the water- and also the fish!!!. Polarised lenses are also good for general sun use, but are not advised for use while cycling or using a motorbike as they can reduce the visibility of slicks and puddles on the road.

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are an effective way of providing clear and comfortable vision. New technology and lens materials mean that contact lenses have never been so comfortable or affordable. Although not everyone is able to wear contact lenses there is likely to be a contact lens suitable for your vision, lifestyle and budget

Te Awamutu Eye Care provide a comprehensive range of Soft and Gas Permeable contact lenses.

What types of contact lenses are available?

The type of contact lenses that are most suitable for you will depend on your lifestyle, hobbies, employment and prescription.

Gas Permeable lenses are often suggested if you have a large amount of astigmatism or if your eyes require more oxygen. Initially theses lenses can be more uncomfortable than soft lenses but adaptation does not usually take long and these lenses tend to last longer than soft lenses.

Soft lenses are larger than Gas Permeable lenses and made from a more flexible material. They are usually very comfortable to wear and easy to get used to. Soft lenses must be cleaned regularly and replaced more frequently.

Disposable soft lenses are usually replaced regularly on either a monthly, fortnightly or weekly basis ensuring that your lenses stay fresh, clean and comfortable. These still require some cleaning and maintenance.

Soft lenses can also be worn on a daily disposable basis; lenses are worn for one day and then thrown away. These lenses are ideal for patients who would like to wear lenses occasionally or regular wearers who do not want to use cleaning solutions and care products.

Extended wear lenses can be worn for up to 30 days without lens removal or cleaning. Patients can sleep in these lenses and awake to clear vision 24 hours a day. These new lenses are made possible by new lens materials and improved knowledge about the eye's physiological response during sleep.
Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses are also available at Te Awamutu Eye Care – if you need help with reading, these lenses and a variety of other contact lens options are available.

I've never worn contact lenses. What do I do?

If you would like to try contact lenses you will need to arrange for a comprehensive eye examination and a contact lens assessment. During these examinations our optometrists will discuss various types of lenses suitable for the shape of your eye and your visual requirements.

Te Awamutu Eye Care offer a complementary Contact Lens Trial Programme in conjunction with a routine vision assessment and eye health examination. Following a vision eye health examination, to establish an up to date prescription, trial contact lenses would be fitted to the eyes and normally would be worn for most of the day. At the end of this time a short appointment is made to discuss the suitability of the lenses.

Should you decide not to proceed with the contact lenses, the only cost incurred is that of the routine vision assessment and eye health examination. There is no cost for the contact lenses fitted and tried.
If you proceed with the contact lenses, the procedure is to assess the fitting and order the lenses. On arrival of the lenses there would be a teaching appointment followed by after-care appointments.

Make an appointment today to see if contact lenses are suitable for your prescription and lifestyle.
If you wear contact lenses it is important to attend for regular aftercare appointments so we can carefully monitor the health of your eyes and ensure that we are offering you the best care and lens options for your requirements. Contact lenses can only be supplied if you have a current prescription.

Safety Glasses

Whether certificated prescription safety glasses made to suit the requirements of your workplace, or spectacles made to protect you in the workshop, sports field or in the garden, we have a solution for you.

Recent requirements stipulate that safety glasses must be certificated to meet Australia and New Zealand standards. At Te Awamutu Eye Care we can offer packages in a variety of safety frames in single vision, bifocal, progressive and /or tinted form.

Phone (07) 871 7741 to make an appointment to find out which option is best for you.

Low Vision Aids

At Te Awamutu Eye Care we have a broad range of Low Vision Aids available.

Sometimes conventional spectacles do not give the vision people expect or need. This is because the eyes, for various reasons, have changed to the extent that glasses that provide focus alone, will not solve the patient’s visual needs. In this case appropriate use of magnification and lighting often provides significant improvement.

To find out which is most appropriate for you, a special appointment is needed with our optometrist who specialises in Low Vision Care. She will assess the current status of your vision and your visual requirements and offer some alternative options to improve you vision.
Often you will have the opportunity to trial these before purchasing.

To find out more, call us to make an appointment.