FAQs

How often should I visit my Optometrist?

It is recommended that you visit your optometrist every two years. However, if you wear contact lenses you will usually be asked to return to your optometrist every twelve months for an eye health review.

What happens in an eye test?

Your optometrist will carry out a comprehensive eye examination to assess your vision and examine the interior and exterior of the eye. They will ensure you are well informed throughout the examination, explaining each of the tests undertaken and any problems detected.

Can I get those questions wrong in the test?

I know, I know…its all seems very tricky. Which IS better, lens one or two???? Will I end up with coke-bottle specs?? Let us promise you that we know what we are doing and we retest everything countless times so that you are allowed to change your mind! (and a little secret – we LOVE it when you can’t tell the difference…it means we are at the end of the test!)

Should children have eye test?

Children should have regular eye tests. Good vision is essential to a child’s growth, development and everyday performance. Undetected vision problems can interfere with their ability to learn and meet their full potential.

How do I trial contact lenses?

You'll need to book a Contact Lens Consultation with Alison or Ronelle if you would like to be assessed and fitted for contact lenses. An extended appointment is usually required. Don’t forget we ‘take the risk out of having a go’ as your first trial pair are free so you don’t commit to purchase until after your trial.

How do I choose lenses for my glasses?

There are many different types of lenses available to suit all vision correction requirements. Your optometrist will recommend a single vision, multifocal, bifocal, progressive or extended reading lens.

What types of lenses are available?

There are many different types of lenses available to suit all vision correction requirements. Your optometrist may recommend a single vision, multifocal, bifocal, progressive or extended reading lens.

Remember – just as there is no one style of shoe for every occasion there may not be one design of lens to fit every one of your visual requirements.

I am sick of glasses – what can I do?

There are a few options available to you including LASIK and refractive lens exchange (implanting a new artificial lens inside the eye). Talk to your Optometrist who can refer you to the right surgeon and the right clinic, if one of these options is right for you.