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Contact lens care for dummies:

  1. Get the lenses out of your eyes on time every day. You should remove them after 12 hours.
  2. Keep the lenses and the lens case clean. This means clean hands, fresh solution in the case every day and use plenty of solution to rinse and clean the lenses after wearing.
  3. Throw the lenses away according to what it says on the box and don’t run out of contact lenses or contact lens solution.

Now for the good news…

  • Contact lenses have been worn successfully for forty or fifty years now.
  • Sticking to the fundamental care steps will minimise any risk
  • The advent of disposable lenses has put safe comfortable contact lens wear into everybody’s reach
  • Daily disposable lenses are perhaps the safest of all contact lens modalities, removing most of the worries associated with contact lens wear.

But most importantly…

  • Regular eye exams are crucial to avoid problems with your contact lenses.
  • As a contact lens wearer you need to be seen at least annually by your optometrist.
  • Most importantly your ocular health needs to be assessed and specifically suitability of the contact lens regime you are following.
  • Lens prescriptions will be checked.
  • Supplying optometrists will request a current prescription under the code of conduct for contact lens practitioners in NZ.
  • You will be able to keep up with the most recent developments in the contact lens technology and see if new products may be suitable for you.

Care of your Spectacles or Sunglasses.

  • Use a spectacles case to store your spectacles when not in use. This will prevent any unnecessary scratching and will extend the life of your frame. We recommend using a hard case in which to keep your spectacles.
  • To ensure your spectacles alignment is not put at risk, always use two hands when putting on or removing your spectacles.
  • Don't leave your glasses in a hot spot (such as on a car dashboard)
  • Always place the lens surface up, this will prevent them from being scratched.
  • Its best not to let anyone try on your spectacles. Letting others wear your spectacles may cause stretching or other damage.
  • Have your spectacles adjusted every 3-4 months. This allows us to check for loose screws or other potential problems. If your frame breaks, do not attempt to repair it yourself. Bring it to us and we’ll repair it appropriately.
  • Don't try to polish out lens scratches with abrasive cleaners.

Useful tips for cleaning your Spectacles

  • An imageRinse your lenses with warm water before wiping or cleaning or use our special lens cleaner spray.
  • Only use a clean soft, non-fibrous cloth to clean your spectacle lenses. Using any other materials will cause your lenses to be scratched.
  • Gently, rub the lenses in a circular motion to wipe the cleaning solution across the surface of the lens. Remember to avoid touching the lenses with your fingers.
  • Use only the correct cleaning solution for your lens.
  • Nose pads can be replaced in a few minutes. Just come in to our practice.


Minor Spectacle Adjustments.

The everyday use of your spectacles can result in them becoming loose or crooked, or a screw may work loose and fall out. If this happens please come and see us and we'll be happy to readjust your spectacles. This is a free service.


We understand the inconvenience of being without your spectacles so we make every effort to repair & return them as soon as possible. If the frame is not repairable,  we may be able to cut your lenses into a new frame. We also deal with all insurance companies and can make an insurance claim on your behalf.

Replacement parts and accessories
Because nose pads and screws commonly need replacing, we are happy to assist free of charge. Specialised or larger parts are subject to a quotation depending on your requirements.