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'Old fashioned service with new technology'

is our belief – Service and the best quality eye care is gives you the best vision so you can enjoy the things that you do all available in Mangawhai Heads
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Contact Lenses

Contact lenses lead you into a world of freedom from glasses. Whether you're playing sport or simply going out for the evening, you won't have to worry about damaging or losing your glasses. Wearing sunglasses won't involve swapping to your prescription sunglasses and the glare while driving at night becomes a thing of the past. Let us help you discover the freedom and benefits of wearing contact lenses.

Whether you want a fresh look, the freedom to be more active or if you want all round vision with no restriction, contact lenses are an excellent alternative to glasses. They will affect how you see and how other people see you. We have a range of contact lenses in-store and there's no better place to try contact lenses than at Mangawhai Optometrists.

Because you’re going to be putting something in your eye, we’ll guide you through the process and ensure your eyes are kept safe and healthy at all times. It’s easy but need the expertise of an optometrist to make sure the lens choice is right for your eyes.

Types of Contact Lenses

Daily disposable

Daily disposables can now correct some astigmatism and presbyopia as well as short or long sightedness. They're the healthiest and most convenient way to wear contact lenses. They give you a fresh, clear lens every day, with no need for solutions. They're ideal for when you don’t want to wear glasses – either occasionally, part-time or every day.

Reusable contact lenses are used to correct short or long sightedness. They're for daily wear, but rather than dispose of them at the end of the day you clean, then store them in a special solution until you wear them again. They're ideal if you are looking for the most economical lenses. They should be replaced every two or four weeks with a new pair.

Astigmatic Contact Lenses
Astigmatism is a common condition that affects many people – children as well as adults. It is caused by the shape of your eye and results in blurry or distorted vision at all distances, varying with the strength of the astigmatism. Astigmatic contact lenses are specially designed to fit the shape of astigmatic eyes. They are available as daily or reusable contact lenses.

Multifocal Contact Lenses
As you get older presbyopia is a condition that affects almost everyone. The lens of your eye becomes less flexible making it harder to adjust your focus from far to near objects, this makes reading more difficult. We have the technology in multifocal contact lenses that allow you to see both near and far.