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.
Auckland skies will soon be alight with fireworks displays.
With Guy Fawkes looming, the event sparks ongoing debate over the use of fireworks.
Auckland Council and a range of national organisations have renewed calls to ban the private use and sale of fireworks after a parliamentary select committee decided in August to leave regulations unchanged.
Some people will be celebrating Guy Fawkes Day, held to commemorate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605.
Should fireworks be banned?
75.6% Yes75.6% Complete
24.4% No24.4% Complete
As Halloween edges closer, some Auckland streets are going all out to decorate their homes and stock up on sugary treats.
Others will be banning trick-or-treaters this Saturday night in post-pandemic New Zealand.
24.3% Yes24.3% Complete
75.7% No75.7% Complete
New Zealand has voted 'yes' to euthanasia and 'no' to cannabis in preliminary results- but the final count could still change that result.
We won't know the outcome of the special votes until the official results are released on November 6.
53.6% Yes53.6% Complete
46.4% No46.4% Complete