Optometry

Optometry

For over 20 years optometrist and owner Geoff Parker has been helping people to see what they’ve been missing.

For some people, visiting an optometrist can be a daunting task. At Parker & Co we think eye health shouldn’t be so scary.

A 45-minute consultation with Geoff is tailored specifically to your needs and will take into account factors like how often you look at a computer screen and the distances you are having difficulty seeing.

The consultation also focuses heavily on assessing your eye health and includes testing for glaucoma, cataract, macula degeneration and signs of diabetes in the eyes.

After detailed testing Geoff will then establish your prescription and advise you on the best way to use it.

 

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Also Open Saturdays 10am – 5pm.


 

Contact lenses

Every eye is unique. That’s why before we find the best fitting lenses for your eyes we take into account a number of factors including your eye’s shape, size, prescription and with increasing importance, the relative dryness of your eye.

And as stockists and suppliers of the worlds leading contact lens brands, we’re able to provide the perfect lenses for you including:

  • Dailies Total 1
  • Dailies Aquacomfort Plus
  • Acuvue Oasys 1 – Day
  • Acuvue 1 Day Moist
  • Biofinity

 

12 month payment plans for contact lenses.

Never run out of contact lenses again with our 12 month easy payment option.

We’ll send contact lenses out to you at regular intervals with a simple monthly debit made to your credit card.

To take advantage of this offer please contact us on 09 524 8828.


 

Tips for healthy eyes

Healthier eyes make for more comfortable eyes.

Here are some things we can all do for optimum eye health:
  • Eat a diet rich in spinach, broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, coloured fruit and vegetables, nuts and fish. This is especially important if someone in your family has suffered from Macula Degeneration.
  • For computer users, it’s important that you give your eyes plenty of rest. Try these two simple tips when using your computer:
  • Look away briefly at something in the distance for just a few seconds every couple of minutes.
  • Spend 5 minutes looking away from your screen every 30 minutes.

These processes will help the eyes to be as relaxed and flexible as possible.

Blue Light Filter

Another option to consider for your new glasses if you are someone who looks at screens a lot is a Blue light Filter. Yes, that means you phone users and social media junkies.

A Blue Light Filter helps to reduce the high-energy invisible light that is released from back-lit screens, such as laptops, desktops, phones and tablets. Blue light disrupts sleep patterns and is currently being researched to see if it is associated with Macula Degeneration.

With a Blue Light Filter, the high-energy light is reduced thanks to its protective properties and they are becoming an increasingly popular addition to lenses.

UV Protection

It may seem obvious, but wearing good quality UV protective sunglasses when in the sun helps to prevent excessive UV exposure and the development of cataracts, melanoma and macular degeneration.