SECRET OPTICS BIO
I began working in optics by chance, in London, in my 20's.
While there I was given a glimpse through the keyhole of the global optical industry. I returned home having soaked up all that I could.
I schooled up as a Dispensing Optician
& opened my first practice in Tauranga in 2005.
2020 was time for a new thing; all that I have learned distilled down
into an Optician's nook in the Republic of 9th Avenue.
My friends & I have repurposed an original stucco cottage.
Stripping back the ensuing decades we have attempted to reveal the humble beauty of the original materials.
Adding things found, stored & reworked, what remains is a cosy space from which I can help you express yourself through your eyewear.
WHY WE'RE SPECIAL
Eyewear has the ability to transform the wearer. Matching frames to faces is the remit of every Optician, but not many have the artful instinct for the task that is needed.
It requires the ability to understand the person, educate, dream a little, & conjure the outcome.
This is done through listening, imagining & empowering you to make confident decisions in order to achieve amazing eyewear outcomes.
I have over 20 years experience in offering advice about
eyewear, prescriptions, & recommending lens solutions.
I also like to help diagnose issues with existing eyewear
& discuss potential solutions to any problems you may have.
We use high-tech custom digital lens technology & cater for almost everything including;
Prescription (Rx) sun lenses
(incl Polarised lenses)
Sports wrap lenses
High index - thinner, lighter
Non Rx sun lenses
Blue AR coatings
We run an On-site Micro-lab which enables us to cut & fit lenses to your new or existing frame while you wait.
Remember, your prescription is yours to do with what you wish.
If you wish to discuss lenses with us simply email your Optometrist & request a copy of your most recent spectacle prescription.
- or we can assist you to source a copy. Alternately, it is often possible to read your prescription from your existing lenses.