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First and foremost when we discuss glasses with you we will be looking at your best options for the lenses.

Optical lenses can be as complex as the most sophisticated camera lenses, so it is no surprise that we use lenses from companies such as Zeiss and Nikon as well as two of the world leading optical lens manufacturers, Hoya and Essilor. We also use optical lens laboratories right here in Christchurch whenever we can.

You might need a straightforward pair of reading or distance lenses that start at $148 a pair or some complex multifocal lenses in a special material that could be around $1000 a pair. We will ensure we are recommending the best option for your vision needs and we will explain exactly what are the benefits of any lens technology we are advising for you; – it might be a coating on your lenses, photochromic tints or a high index lens material or lens design, but we’ll tell you what it will do for you in plain English that is easy to understand.


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Just as important as the lenses, – is the frame that wraps around those lenses! – For some people it’s all about style, for others it is function that comes first, but whatever your priorities the comfort and fit of your frame is essential. We will ensure your frame ticks all the boxes and of course as we are an independent optical practice we can stock some of the best choices of optical frames on the market.

We also hand pick every frame that goes on display from the hundreds of ranges we see; - which means we can pick the best of new ranges as they become available, including many well known designer brands.

 We have over 300 different frames on display, most of which we can also get in alternative colours; - and if we don’t have it on the shelf we can source more frames for you with our no obligation appro service from any of our suppliers.

The biggest problem many people have of course is that they can’t see what a new frame looks like as it doesn’t have any lenses in it! So, we have a couple of options for you really sight challenged people:

We can pop a pair of contact lenses on your eyes that will enable you to see how you look in the mirror, or, -

We can use our iPad and our special photographic application to take short video clips of the frames you try on and you can view the images! We can even email them to you, – or friends or family if you want to get their opinion, but you are always welcome to take frames home to show them off before you make your final choice.

Got a frame you love and would like to use it again? – That’s no problem if it is in good condition and we will pre-order your lenses so you won’t have to do without your glasses for days or even weeks. In many cases we can pre-order your new lenses to be put into your frames while you wait!

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So whether your style is classic or quirky, sporty or fashionista, - and what ever your budget, we will find you a frame that you love.


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