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Polarised? Graduated tint? Photochromic lenses?

10 January 2017
Sunglasses are available with many different lens technologies, that can help maximise what you do. We have put together a short summary to help you gain a better understanding of the difference between these three types of lenses.
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What do shoes and frames have in common?

27 October 2016
When it comes to buying a new pair of shoes, not only do you want to look good, you also need to feel comfortable. A nice pair of shoes will not only complement your outfit, they will boost your confidence and add that extra pizzazz in your walk. Quality should always be your first consideration especially if you are going to spend a lot of time in these shoes.
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Why daily contact lenses may be a great option for you!

02 September 2016
Have you experienced discomfort from contact lenses? Then perhaps you should talk to your optometrist about daily contact lenses. Melissa Hay, optometrist at Visique Milford provides us some great insight into the benefits of dailies.
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6 benefits of investing in a good lens coating

05 August 2016
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.
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5 Good Reasons to Wear Contact Lenses

15 June 2016
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.
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Campaign hopes to protect the eyes of New Zealand's most vulnerable from the sun

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.

During the 13 years it has run the campaign, Visique has distributed more than 233,000 free pairs of sunglasses to new entrants throughout New Zealand. By the end of 2017, Visique will have protected the eyes of more than 241,000 Kiwi kids.

Visique optometrist Courtenay Le Cheminant says while the children are delighted to receive the sunglasses, it is also vital to teach them why it is so important to wear sunglasses while outside.

“During the summer months all New Zealanders’ eyes are exposed to UV damage, but it’s children’s eyes that most need protection. Eighty per cent of UV damage to the eyes is done before people turn 20, so for the past 10 years we have tried to get the next generation of Kiwis into the habit of protecting their eyes from the sun from a young age.”

Ms Le Cheminant says that caring for the eyes of New Zealand’s youngest generation will also help ensure their success at school.  “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.”

“A number of children between five and 12 suffer from treatable vision problems, so we strongly recommend that every child has a full eye examination before they start school to pick up any issues early on.”

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 up to and including 15 years.

To find out more, contact your local Visique: http://www.visique.co.nz/practice

Pictured:  New entrants at St Joseph’s school Dannevirke receive their free sunglasses from the Visique Dannevirke team