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At Total Vision every care is taken to ensure we help you choose the eyewear solutions that are best suited to your visual needs.

  • Prescription Lenses
  • Contact lenses

Prescription Lenses

Following your eye examination, we will discuss frame, lens, and coating options with you that are suitable for your prescription, lifestyle, and budget. Some options are listed below:

Lens types

Single Vision Lenses have one set focus point, used to correct your vision if you are near or far sighted.

Progressive Lenses are designed to correct three vision distances in one lens. They gradually change power from the top of the lens for distance, through intermediate then to near at the bottom of the lens. The convenience of not swapping between glasses is why most wearers make the switch to one pair that does it all.

Bifocal Lenses have distance vision in the top section of the lens and a segment in the lower portion of the lens for near vision. This type of lens has two main disadvantages, they have a visible line separating the two parts of the lens and have no intermediate focus (e.g when using a computer.)

Occupational lenses are a great solution when single vision lenses are not quite cutting it, or as a second pair to progressive glasses. This is because they are designed specifically for intermediate and near, meaning they are particularly helpful for computer work and provide a much larger field of view than progressives can.

Myopia Control Lenses/ MiyoSmart is a revolutionary spectacle lens that is a non-invasive method to effectively manage the progression of myopia (nearsightedness). The main benefit of using MiyoSmart lenses is that it can potentially curb your child’s myopia progression by an average of 60%.

Lens Materials

Hi-Index Lenses are recommended for wearers with a high prescription. This is to reduce the weight and thickness of the lenses, making the glasses more comfortable. High index lenses come in various levels of thinning, ask our staff what lenses would best suit your visual needs.

Impact Resistant lenses are used when extra care is needed to protect your eyes. This may be for use in things like prescription safety glasses, sports eye-wear and children’s glasses.

Extra Options

Sun Protection

Tinted Lenses are available in a wide range of colours, gradients and shades to suit you.

Polarized Lenses are sunglass lenses that filter out glare from horizontal surfaces, such as water, sand, the road or car bonnet, making them especially good for driving or for water sports and fishing.

Photochromic / Sensity lenses tint when exposed to UV or day light. They become dark, like sunglasses when outside in the day and lighten to clear when inside or at night. Single vision or multifocal lenses can also be made in photochromic materials.



Anti-reflective Coatings are used to remove reflections from the surface of your lenses. Our coating is ultra-hard and reduces the chance of scratches and its 75% easier to clean than other anti-reflective coatings available.

Blue Control reduces the blue light emitted by digital screens, minimising glare and enhancing contrast. Effective blue light protection keeps the eyes in better condition while offering more comfortable and relaxed vision.

Spectacle Frames

Finding the right frames to suit you is an important decision when choosing new glasses.

Things like colour and skin tone can effect the overall look of your glasses, do you want to make a statement? or do you want your glasses to blend in?

One way to make the selection a little easier is determin your face shape.

Square Face

Oval, Round, Cat’s eyes glasses

Reduce the angles with soft, curvy styles that will give definition. Glasses with cat’s eyes styles or classic oval glasses work well.

Oblong Face

Round, Square glasses

Widen and shorten the face with styles that do not extend beyond the widest part of the face. Round or square shapes will look great.

Triangle Face

Straight top line, Cat’s eyes glasses

Soften the lower portion of the face by accenting the eye area. Cat’s eye style glasses should angle out at the top corner, metal frames with rimless bottom also work well.

Diamond Face

Oval, Square, Rimless glasses

Oval glasses will soften the contour of the face. Make sure the styles are no wider than the top of the cheekbones.

Round Face

Round, Square glasses

Widen and shorten the face with styles that do not extend beyond the widest part of the face. Round or square shapes will look great.

Oval Face

Any frame shape

Almost any style works well for an oval face; experiment with the latest looks!

Contact Lenses

Why choose contact lenses?

Contact lenses offer the wearer more freedom for activities where glasses get in the way, they are also great as a backup option if your glasses are broken or damaged. For some, they can be worn full-time, but you will always need to have glasses for situations when you cannot wear your lenses.

What type of contact lens is most suitable for me?

Your Optometrist will advise you of the best option after they have examined your eyes.

There are many different types of contact lenses, all have pros and cons. Most lenses will fall under either of these two categories. 

Monthly contact lenses are cleaned and stored daily in a case, then they are replaced 30 days after opening. Monthly lenses can be more cost effective if you plan to wear your lenses every day.

Daily contact lenses are designed to be worn for one day and then thrown away. Because the lenses don’t need to last as long, the material is a lot thinner and more comfortable to wear for longer.


Are they comfortable?

The material used to make modern day contact lenses is highly breathable and consists mainly of water. They are so thin that after the initial period of adjustment, you won’t realise that you are wearing them.

There are many lens options in terms of comfort, your optometrist will work with you to find the best fit.

What if I don’t like touching my eye?

This is a normal reaction. We will show you the correct method of putting them in and taking them out. It does take a bit of practice but unless you are 100% comfortable with the process we won’t let you take them away. After a while it will be a natural, everyday thing.

Can the lens get stuck behind my eye?

There is a common misbelief that contact lenses can get lost or trapped at the back of the eye, but this is not true. The anatomy of the eye itself acts as a barrier, preventing this from happening.


Do I still need glasses?

It is recommended to have both glasses and contact lenses.

If you wear contacts all day, it’s a good idea to take them out when you get home. Having a pair of glasses to wear at night can be very helpful, or there may be days when you just don’t want to wear them and would prefer wearing glasses instead.

If you develop an eye infection due to contact lenses or suffer from bad hay fever, it’s best to avoid wearing contact lenses at all until the infection clears up. In this situation, glasses become very important.

Contact Lens Assessment

How do I get contact lenses?

You will need to book a visit with our Optometrist, who will conduct an eye examination to check your eyes’ health and determine your current prescription. We will then discuss your preferences regarding the use of contact lenses, such as whether you need them for full-time or part-time wear.

If you are interested in trialing lenses, we will book you in for a day trial where the optometrist will insert them in your eyes, you will go away wearing them for they day and come back to have them removed and decide if you are interested to go ahead with the next steps.


How often do I need to come back if I wear contact lenses?

You should have a yearly check up to renew your contact lens prescription. Depending on the circumstances, you may need to come back more frequently.

This is to ensure your eyes remain in good health, it’s important to be aware of any changes that may occur when you wear contact lenses. These changes can affect the front surface of your eye, also known as the cornea. If you notice any changes, it may be an indication that you need to switch to a different type of lens or adjust the length of time you wear your current lenses.

Contact Lens ordering

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Click Order Contact Lenses Now to order your usual prescription lenses with us. You will need to have an up to date prescription on your file.

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

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