168 days ago

Help with buying prescription glasses

Glen Eden Optometrists

If you are on a low income or benefit you may be able to get help with the cost of the eye examination and glasses.
You need to contact your local Ministry of Social Development (MSD) office first before seeing one of the approved optometrists in your area.
Once approved, you will be given a … View more
If you are on a low income or benefit you may be able to get help with the cost of the eye examination and glasses.
You need to contact your local Ministry of Social Development (MSD) office first before seeing one of the approved optometrists in your area.
Once approved, you will be given a payment card and have 21 days to spend the money before it expires.
You then book in for an eye examination and you will be advised what you need.
There is a variety of frames to choose from within a selected range.
If you need more specialised lenses that are outside those approved by MSD then you will be given a quote to take back to MSD for approval.
Here at Glen Eden Optometrist we have been approved by MSD so if you have any questions feel free to contact us on 818-4452.

428 days ago

Online bookings available

Samantha from Glen Eden Optometrists

Wanting to make an appointment to see us for an eye test but don't have time to phone during work hours?

Now you can book online while wearing your pj's! Click the "book now" link on our website.

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505 days ago

Driver's Licence Vision Screening

Samantha from Glen Eden Optometrists

Did you fail your vision test for your driver's licence? 🚙 👀

We offer a comprehensive vision screening for those who have not passed the test at the testing station. We can then issue the appropriate documentation to take back with you.

Get in touch with us if you'd like to … View more
Did you fail your vision test for your driver's licence? 🚙 👀

We offer a comprehensive vision screening for those who have not passed the test at the testing station. We can then issue the appropriate documentation to take back with you.

Get in touch with us if you'd like to know more!

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561 days ago

Love Your Eyewear

Samantha from Glen Eden Optometrists

Love is in the air in Glen Eden Village! Show your eyewear some love this Valentines. Come in for a free ultrasonic clean and adjustment. #shoplocal #ValentinesDay #GlenEdenVillage

719 days ago

Happy Father's Day

Samantha from Glen Eden Optometrists

Dear Dads, to those that have kids, those that have loved and lost, to those who live in waiting to be a Dad and to those who are father figures - we hope today is kind to you. For those that want to escape today and the hurts it brings, we pray others are respectful and the day passes quickly. … View moreDear Dads, to those that have kids, those that have loved and lost, to those who live in waiting to be a Dad and to those who are father figures - we hope today is kind to you. For those that want to escape today and the hurts it brings, we pray others are respectful and the day passes quickly. Whilst parents should be acknowledged all the time, today holds the simple reminder of all that you do. We hope the day brings you a special and renewed love and passion for those and from those that made you a Dad.
Happy Father's Day

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721 days ago

Pinch & a Punch - 1st day of Spring

Samantha from Glen Eden Optometrists

"Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?"
Neltje Blanchan

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777 days ago

WIN - school holiday competition

Samantha from Glen Eden Optometrists

To help bust the boredom these school holidays we have the Operation Game up for grabs. Simply like our competition link and our facebook page to go in the draw to win!

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778 days ago

5 Ways to Reduce Digital Eye Strain for Children

Samantha from Glen Eden Optometrists

LCD and LED computer and television screens, smartphones and tablets all emit blue light. As the quality of such screens improves continuously, their blue light emission is increasing. Although blue light in itself is a natural phenomenon – it is present in daylight and helps us to stay awake –… View moreLCD and LED computer and television screens, smartphones and tablets all emit blue light. As the quality of such screens improves continuously, their blue light emission is increasing. Although blue light in itself is a natural phenomenon – it is present in daylight and helps us to stay awake – excessive amounts can have an adverse effect and cause eye strain and fatigue.

With the increase in children using their digital devices more than two hours a day at home and at school, it’s no surprise that there is an increase of digital eye strain symptom which include tired eyes, headaches, dry eyes, eye irritation (itchy and burning) and blurred vision. Spending a large amount of time looking at digital screens (or any near object) means their eyes are constantly exerting more effort to focus. Put simply, their eyes are working harder, causing strain.

Your children may also even experience neck or back pain, through stress placed on their cervical spine, if they are spending long periods unconsciously bent forward looking at a screen.

Here are five tips that could help your children:

1. Take a break – Remind your children to use the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away.

2. Blink frequently – Remind your children to blink frequently. Research shows that when using screens, we blink far less often than in other situations. Staring at computer screens can dry our eyes and cause redness and irritation.

3. Check your child’s workstation set up - The best way to set up your computer is to have the screen about 50 to 70 centimetres away from your eyes -- or about an arm’s length.It’s also best to look slightly downward at your screen, as that will allow the eyelid to cover at least a portion of the eye and keep it moist. Ideally, the centre of the screen should be 20 degrees below eye level, or about 10 centimetres down.

Make sure there are no reflections or glare on your screen, and adjust the brightness of your screens to be similar to the brightness of the room. As a test, if the white background of this webpage looks like a light source, it's probably too bright.

Also make sure your child’s digital screens and eyeglasses are clean so that he/she doesn't have to strain to see the screen clearly.

4.Go for regular eye exams - If your child is noticing a lot of headaches, it could be a sign that he/she have other vision problems. It’s possible, for example, that new glasses or a new prescription is needed. Or it could be a sign of a more serious vision problem, so it’s recommended that your child gets their eyes checked every two years, at least, in order to spot problems early.

5.Special lenses for digital use– special prescription lenses are available with a coating that reduces the amount blue light entering the eye, preventing eye strain and fatigue and also reduces glare for more comfortable and relaxed vision. Ask us more about our range of special digital lenses.

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913 days ago

Free sunglasses for new entrants

Samantha from Glen Eden Optometrists

At Glen Eden Optometrist we're looking to protect the eyes of some of the youngest residents of Glen Eden for another year as we embark on our annual ‘free sunglasses for new entrants’ campaign.

We have distributed free sunglass vouchers to new entrants throughout Glen Eden. Schools … View more
At Glen Eden Optometrist we're looking to protect the eyes of some of the youngest residents of Glen Eden for another year as we embark on our annual ‘free sunglasses for new entrants’ campaign.

We have distributed free sunglass vouchers to new entrants throughout Glen Eden. Schools involved in this year’s campaign include Glen Eden Primary, Konini Primary, Titirangi Primary, Green Bay Primary, Oratia District School, Kaurilands Primary, and Woodlands Park School.

This is the 13th year we have run the ‘free sunglasses for new entrants’ campaign. Vouchers have been delivered to the schools for the new entrants. All they need to do is visit us in Glen Eden where they can redeem a free pair of sunglasses, subject to availability.

Eighty per cent of UV damage to the eyes is done before people turn 20, so we’re really focused on getting children into the habit of protecting their eyes from the sun. Research shows 80 per cent of a child’s learning is done visually, so it’s really important that at the start of each school year children know how to protect their eyes and we identify those with vision problems.

If you ever had concerns about your vision, or the vision of a loved one, we'd love to help. Pop into see us or phone on (09) 818 4452. Those families with a Community Services Card or a High Use Health Card may be eligible for subsidised eye examinations, frames and lenses for their children aged 15 years and under.

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926 days ago

Colour blindness

Samantha from Glen Eden Optometrists

Know someone with colour deficiencies? Check out what the world might look like to them.

980 days ago

Don't go without your contact lenses this summer!

Samantha from Glen Eden Optometrists

We're closing on Friday 23 Dec until 4 Jan. Get your order in asap to ensure you get your contact lenses before we close.

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