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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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6 benefits of investing in a good lens coating

Sick of having reflection on your lenses? When buying lenses, most people are unaware of the types of coatings that are available to them. With evolving technology, you can choose a coating for your lenses that will suit your lifestyle, ensure that your vision is very comfortable and also make you look good.

Here are six benefits of investing in a good lens coating:

1. Scratch resistance & durability: Protection from damage means your glasses will last longer.

2. Anti-reflection: Today's modern anti-reflective coatings can virtually eliminate the reflection of light from eyeglass lenses, allowing 99.5 percent of available light to pass through the lenses and enter the eye for good vision.

3. Anti-glare: Lenses with an anti-reflection coating will provide sharper vision with less glare when driving at night.

4. Appearance: By eliminating reflections, anti-reflection coating also makes your eyeglass lenses look nearly invisible so people can see your eyes and facial expressions more clearly. Anti-reflective glasses also are more attractive, so you can look your best in all lighting conditions.

5. Comfort: Your vision is relaxed and you can wear your glasses for long periods of time.

6. Easy to clean: your lenses will repel dirt, staying cleaner for longer.

We recommend choosing a multi-coat over a hard coat.


A multi-coat is better than your standard hard coat, and is also otherwise known as anti-reflective coating. This type of coating incorporates a combination of coatings – anti-reflection, scratch-resistant, water repellent and UV protection. It is designed to minimise lens reflections, improve the clarity of your vision and protect the lenses.

Hard coat

Most modern lenses are made from plastic materials which are relatively soft.  The basic Hard Coat is designed to provide a level of protection from superficial scratches and abrasion to ensure the integrity of the lens optics providing you with the best durability possible for these lenses and coatings.

When choosing a coating for your lenses, there's no substitute for expert advice.

Come and visit us today at Visique and let our friendly team help you choose a lens coating that will suit your lifestyle. Click on "Locate local Visique" at the top of the website for your nearest location.