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Visique Wins Canstar Blue Award

03 March 2018
Visique took out this year’s Canstar Blue award as No.1 in customer satisfaction for the NZ Opticians category.
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No more vision challenges for swimming and surf life saving champion

21 June 2017
One of Hawkes Bay's leading optometry practices Visique Shattky Optometrists is improving the vision of local children, teenagers and adults using an innovative treatment called Orthokeratology. Also known as Ortho-K, this exciting leading edge contact lens treatment has already had a powerful impact on the life of another one of the region's younger sports heroes.
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Are your eyes itchy?

06 April 2017
At least 20% of our population suffer from allergic conjunctivitis or some form of ocular allergy. The most common symptom of this is that your eyes are itchy.
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Campaign hopes to protect the eyes of New Zealand's most vulnerable from the sun

23 February 2017
New Zealand’s largest optometry cooperative continues to help protect the eyes of young Kiwis as it embarks on its annual ‘free sunglasses for new entrants’ campaign.
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Waikato optometrist on New Year Honours List

24 January 2017
Former Visique Rose Optometrist Paul Rose is a recipient of a Companion of the said Order for the New Year Honours List for his service to ophthalmology and optometry.
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5 Good Reasons to Wear Contact Lenses

Being able to see well is important to all of us, as it is essential to performing day to day activities. Today, almost all eyesight conditions can be corrected with contact lenses. Contact lenses are more comfortable, convenient, versatile and affordable than ever before. You can wear them every day, or as an alternative to glasses for sport or special occasions.

There are a huge number of options for those considering contact lenses, from daily disposable lenses that give you hassle-free lens wear, to those that correct astigmatism or those who are designed for people who struggle with reading small print, offering clear and crisp vision at all distances.

Almost anyone can wear contact lenses from teenagers to retirees, helping you live your life to the fullest.

Here are five good reasons why you should try contact lenses:


1.  They let you see without any restrictions to your field of view

As contact lenses are worn on the eye, there’s nothing to obstruct your peripheral (side) vision so, compared to wearing glasses, you can see more of what’s happening around you. This is particularly important when playing a wide range of sports or when driving.

2.  Multifocal contact lenses allow you to see any distance at any angle

By using a principle known as simultaneous vision, multifocal contact lenses allow you to see clearly up close at eye level or higher, by simply moving your eyes. People who have presbyopia will benefit from multifocal contact lenses.

3. They provide great vision, whatever the weather

Contact lenses do not collect raindrops, steam up or smudge.  And yes, you can cry as much as you like!

4. They let you do (almost) anything without hindrance

Almost any sporting or recreational activity is easier wearing contact lenses.  They don’t fall off or fall out.

5.  They let you enjoy the very latest in sunglass fashion and technology

Contemporary sunglasses give outstanding performance and great style: the perfect companion to contact lenses.


Feel the freedom of contact lenses! Call 0800 VISIQUE (847 4783) to make a contact lens appointment today!