First and foremost, 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.
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).
Ready to book your eye exam?
Give us a call on (07) 577 0113 or click below to book online.
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.
Some advice for your eye exam
An eye exam is a routine and pleasant experience, so please...
Don't worry about making a mistake or giving the wrong answer.
Don't worry about your answers contradicting one another.
Feel free to say so if you are unable to answer some of the questions.
Try not to be alarmed if, for a few minutes during your eye examination, you find your vision getting worse instead of better. This is perfectly normal.
Remember, we are trained professionals and care about your eye health. You can trust you're in good hands with us.
A routine vision examination in our office takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes.
We will thoroughly assess your eyes using our 9 step process which consists of:
A review of your full eye history.
Eye coordination check.
Refraction tests (checking the power of your eyes).
Internal and external eye health checks.
Peripheral vision test.
Glaucoma, cataract and macular degeneration checks.
3D Retinal review.
Specialised tests such as stereopsis, colour vision and amsler grid.
A discussion of the best options for you, e.g. glasses, contact lenses or surgery.
5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE VISIQUE GREERTON
WE PROMISE THAT 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
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 YOU FIND A GREAT FIT
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. 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 enables 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?
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.