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Seeing is believing

A comprehensive eye examination is a test of your vision & the health of your eyes.

We recommend having an eye exam every two years, but your optometrist may advise more frequent testing based on your individual needs.

comprehensive eye Examination

It is important to have your vision tested to obtain a record of how well you see, but it is equally important to check the health of your eyes.

It’s worth noting that several eye diseases are “silent,” which implies that they do not cause any noticeable symptoms. Unfortunately, by the time they do start producing symptoms, it may be too late to treat them. In addition, the health of your retina can provide valuable insights into your overall health.

An eye examination can reveal changes to blood vessels in the retina caused by conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and thyroid problems that may have gone unnoticed. People with these conditions are at a higher risk of developing certain eye conditions, making regular eye exams crucial for maintaining healthy vision.


Visual Fields 

Sometimes we will recommend an additional examination of your peripheral vision called a Visual Fields exam.

The Optometrist will explain the reasoning for the extra test but some common reasons why a Visual Field exam may be required are:

  • Family history of Glaucoma
  • Suspected Glaucoma
  • Unexplained headaches
  • Renewal or application of a Driving License and other reasons at the discretion of the Optometrist

Kids’ Vision Examination

Because children learn mostly with their eyes, having an eye examination from a young age will ensure clear and comfortable vision for your child to learn successfully.

It’s tough to read, write, see whiteboards or computers if you have poor vision. Children are often short-sighted, particularly if it runs in their family. If your child has poor vision, it could lead to them struggling in class and performing poorly in school.

Sometimes your child may seem to see well but in actual fact the whiteboard at school, for example, may not look clear. Your child may not even think to complain as the board has always looked that way, they see it as ‘normal’.

Another reason to test a child’s eyes is that 1 eye may be seeing better than the other. If this is happening and it is left untreated then it can lead to a lazy eye, known as Amblyopia.

There are a number of signs and/or symptoms that your child may have if they are struggling with their vision; these are listed below:

  • Loses their place whilst reading
  • Avoids close work
  • Holds reading material closer than normal
  • Tends to rub their eyes a lot
  • Has headaches
  • Turns or tilts head to use one eye only
  • Uses finger to maintain place when reading
  • Performs below potential at school

Driver’s License Assessment

In order to obtain and maintain a driver’s licence, visual requirements need to be met. Periodic re-assessment is required when your driving licence needs renewal.

At Total Vision, we can provide you with the official LTNZ ‘Eyesight Certificate for Driver’s Licence’ DL12 form that certifies your vision meets the legal standard. This can save you the frustration and time of queuing at the testing centre for the eyesight component of sitting or renewing your licence.

We also offer options that can enhance vision at night—such as anti-reflection coatings—and provide filters & sunglass lenses that enhance vision & protect against UV during the day.

See what our clients are saying about us

My eyes feel really good now. I’m back to wearing my contacts every day and I can wear them all day – I only just remembered to take them out last night they were that comfortable!

Clare R, Hamilton

I had a problem with contact lenses due to snow blindness. Total Vision examined my eyes and suggested options for me I never knew existed. Now I am back to wearing my lenses almost daily. Thanks Total Vision for giving me this comfort back. It took me no time to be convinced that Total Vision was my one-stop shop for all eye services and products.

Claudia Hill, Hamilton

I came because I was cleaning my glasses every half an hour and it was driving me insane! After the IPL treatment, my eyes feel much more comfortable, and no more splatters on my glasses. This treatment has been well worth it.

Sharon B, Hamilton

Total Vision exceeded my expectations for both the eye exam and more importantly the selection of frames. The brief was simple: “I want some styley glasses”. Their assistance, knowledge and friendly manner made the whole experience very enjoyable, and I left knowing that I’d got the best advice, service (and styliest frames) available.

Yvonne Milroy, Hamilton

Now, after the dry eye treatment, my eyes are much, much, much improved to what they were. They still water a bit on cold days but nowhere near as bad. They were even good on the long haul flight to Spain! I highly recommend IPL to anyone suffering from dry eyes.

Shirley B, Hamilton