Eye Examinations

Why we don't do free eye exams at Visique...


At Visique Greerton Optometrists, we don’t do free eye exams because we don’t do ‘cheap’ eye exams. It is important to us to help you prevent and improve any vision problems and provide long-term solutions, rather than just temporarily compensating for poor sight.

Our Optometrists, Keith and Brenton, take their time with each patient. Getting to know you, your lifestyle and what’s important to you is essential so we can get to the bottom of what’s happening with your eyesight and find the right solution that suits how you want to live your life. At the end of the day, your eyesight is just as important to us as it is to you.

Our Optometrists, Keith (left) and Brenton (right). 

It’s our goal to make sure you feel helped, armed with knowledge and leave us with a clear understanding of what to expect next. ​We promise to take the time to ask you questions, explain your options and will always endeavour to find a solution that fits your budget.

About your eye examination


The eyes are our windows to the world; in fact, almost 80% of all the sensory information our brain receives comes from our eyes. So, it stands to reason that looking after the health of our eyes is important throughout our lifetime.


Our vision changes throughout our lifetime. As our eyes develop and grow they may develop common minor vision problems which can easily be detected by an eye test and corrected by your Visique optometrist.


During your examination, a health history will be taken. It is important for you to provide all information, regardless of how insignificant you might think it is. 


A routine vision examination in our office takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes. This period of time is needed to thoroughly assess your eyes and perform our 9 step process which consists of:


  1. A review of your full eye history.

  2. Eye coordination check.

  3. Refraction tests (checking the power of your eyes).

  4. Internal and external eye health checks.

  5. Peripheral vision test.

  6. Glaucoma, cataract and macular degeneration checks.

  7. 3D Retinal review.

  8. Specialised tests such as stereopsis, colour vision and amsler grid.

  9. A discussion of the best options for you, e.g. glasses, contact lenses or surgery.

During your eye examination


An eye examination is a routine and pleasant experience.


Some advice...

  • Don't worry about making a mistake or giving the wrong answer. 

  • Don't worry about your answers contradicting one another.

  • Don't hesitate to say so if you are unable to answer some of the questions.

  • Don't be alarmed if, for a few minutes during your eye examination, you find your vision getting worse instead of better. This is normal. 

6 reasons why you should choose Visique Greerton

At Visique Greerton, we care about your eyesight as much as you do. 


You can trust you’re in the right hands



Keith qualified in Optometry in 1982 at Auckland University and spent the next five years working in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Settling in Tauranga, he developed an interest in preventing and improving vision problems, rather than purely compensating for poor sight. He is one of the few New Zealand graduates from the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF) Clinical Curriculum in Behavioural Optometry. This specialisation in all areas of vision has led to Visique Greerton becoming a referral centre for all aspects of learning-related vision problems. Our patients benefit from a unique skill set to solve vision problems which is unavailable elsewhere in Tauranga. 



Brenton graduated from Auckland University with a Science Degree in 1989 and his Optometry Degree in 1992. He worked in Nelson and Queensland (with locumships around New Zealand and Australia) before returning to New Zealand and settling in Tauranga in 1997. An interest in children's vision led him to embark on postgraduate training at the University of New South Wales where he completed a Graduate Certificate in 2007. He has also completed the OEPF Clinical Curriculum in Behavioural Optometry and is a member of the Australian College of Behavioural Optometry (ACBO) and the Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). 


You’ll never be just a number


At Visique Greerton, you’ll never be just a number. We take the time to ask the right questions, so we can get to the bottom of what’s going on with your eyesight – at the end of the day, your eyesight is just as important to us as it is to you. It’s imperative to us that you feel helped and leave with a clear understanding of what to expect next. We will take the time to ask questions, explain your options and will always endeavour to find a solution that fits your budget.

We are the only Tauranga Optometrists offering Vision Therapy options


Did you know that some aspects of vision are learned? Vision therapy can be an extremely effective way to improve visual function. Children with inefficient vision may have learning and behaviour problems and it is also common for people who have suffered from stroke or brain injury to need vision rehabilitation. It can be rewarding to see our clients receive great results from vision therapy solutions, rather than just providing them with stronger prescription glasses.




If you’re looking for the right pair of glasses, we’ll help find a great fit for you


The right pair of glasses will not only change the way you see, but they will also change the way you look and feel. It’s important to feel confident about looking great in your glasses. For some people, getting a new pair of glasses can be quite stressful. Our whole team understand that there are many influential factors to consider when picking the right pair of frames. Lifestyle, complexion, face shape, comfort, durability and budget should all be part of the decision making process. Our in-store technology enable you to try on a variety of frames and compare them on-screen so you can see for yourself what looks good – and what doesn’t. If you’re looking for something unique, we can custom-make to your requirements.


Did you know that 1 in 5 children have vision problems?

Most children don’t realise that they are not seeing like others do. Symptoms such as double or blurry vision, moving words or being slow to change focus, are very common and can often be overlooked. It’s customary for children to be tested on a letter chart across the room, but this is not enough. Most learning is up-close; specific near-vision testing is absolutely necessary. If you or your child’s teacher have concerns about your child, the best thing you can do is call us for an appointment.


Got a curly one? No problem!


Good vision requires healthy eyes and an accurate focus – this is not always achieved by prescribing a pair of glasses and sending you on your way. Eye diseases and disorders are common, but finding a solution is not always straightforward. We have a wealth of optical experience within our team, which is also supported by the best lens makers in the world. If we can’t get it, it may not exist. Lateral thinking, digital lenses and new technology means we can provide answers where old mass-produced glasses just don’t perform. The very cheapest is not always the best value solution.





157 Chadwick Road, 

Greerton, Tauranga

Call and schedule a consultation today!

07 577 0113


P: 07 577 0113

E: reception@visiquegreerton.co.nz