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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 give the wearer more freedom for activities where glasses can just get in the way. They are a great option for situations where glasses could be damaged like during work and sports. Or for some they can be worn full time but you will always need to have glasses as a back up.

What type of contact lens is most suitable for me?

Your Optometrist will advise you of the best type 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 more hours of the day.


Are they comfortable?

Contact lenses do take a bit of getting used to, but most people find the adjustment takes between a day and two weeks. The material they are made out of consists mainly of water and are thin so after the initial period of adjustment, you won’t realise that you are wearing them.

What if I don’t like touching my eye?

This is a normal reaction. Our Optometrist 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?

No. The eyelids are sealed to your eyeballs and control the orientation of the contact lens during each blink.

Do I still need glasses?

It is advisable to have a pair of glasses as well. If wearing contact lenses all day you might like to take them out when you get home, in which case having a pair of glasses to wear helps! There may be days where you don’t want to wear the contact lenses and wear glasses instead.

If you happen to get an infection in your eye either due to the contact lenses or suffer from bad hayfever, then it is recommended NOT to wear contact lenses at all whilst we are waiting for the infection to clear: glasses are very important at this stage.

Contact Lens Assessment

How do I get contact lenses?

You will need to see our Optometrist who will test your eyes to get an up-to-date prescription, as well look at the health of the eyes and ensure they are suitable for contact lenses. The Optometrist will discuss with you what your needs and wants are out of the contact lenses.

You will have some trial lenses put in your eyes and be taught the correct method of insertion and removal of the lenses. After wearing your contact lenses for 2 weeks, you will be asked to return for a follow up appointment to examine the eyes and discuss any concerns you may have.

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

You must have a check up for your contact lenses every year. This is the minimum length of time, some people may be asked to come back more frequently depending on the circumstances.

This is to ensure the eyes remain healthy. When wearing contact lenses, small changes can occur to the front surface of the eye (known as the cornea) which indicate a possibility of a change in the type of lens you are wearing or the length of time you are wearing your lenses.

Is it important to change the contact lenses even if they feel healthy?

Yes. The object of replacing your old contact lenses with a new pair is to maintain the health of the eye. Filmy deposits and small splits are not always visible and bacteria can attach themselves to these imperfections and cause serious problems. Filmy deposits also reduce the flow of oxygen through the lens to the eye which causes problematic changed to the cornea.

Contact Lens ordering

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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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