At Hokitika Optometrist we pride ourselves on providing eyewear that looks great and also wears well. We have a wide range of frames from timeless classics to today’s fashions, and our suppliers are more than willing to help us with special requests.
Eyewear & Lens Options
At our optometrist in Hokitika, we offer top quality eyewear and lens types and treatments for:
Everyday wear, or special events
Computers and touchscreen devices
Low-cost options are available
Reading difficulties – at any age
Driving and Sports eyewear
Choosing Your Glasses
Try it! You can’t pick how a frame feels from a picture.
No one should buy a frame without trying it on. At Hokitika Optometrist we pride ourselves on providing eyewear that looks great and also wears well. We have a wide range of frames from timeless classics to today’s fashions, and our suppliers are more than willing to help us with special requests.
Our frames come with quality guarantees and free fitting adjustments whenever you need them. Our team has the skill and experience to help you choose the frame that suits you best.
Lens Technology that gives you clear, comfortable sight.
We select from suppliers who are committed to excellence and who continually research and refine their technology to give you the best optics, good-looking lenses and the most effective and durable treatments and coatings.
Ask us about Blue Control lens coatings if you use a computer or smartphone.
Lens types in a nutshell
Single vision are the simplest lenses, but you might need more than one pair
Occupational lenses meet the special demands of computers and multitasking at work
Multifocal or Progressive lenses aim to meet all your visual needs with one lens
Totally Individualised Lens Design pushes the boundaries of manufacturing technology for a custom-built solution to your eyewear needs
Choose the lens design, material and benefits that really work for you.
Thin and light
Wrap lens technology
Catherine and her team in Hokitika will be happy to talk through how these treatments and others can help you get the clearest and most comfortable vision.
Great value, fair price
We want your glasses to last, to fit, to look good and work well for the life of your prescription. That’s value! True quality that lasts doesn’t come cheap, but at Hokitika Optometrist lower cost options are available that deliver great value. Your lifestyle, environment and work all affect how your spectacles will perform. So if they let you down – come and tell us, so that we can to put it right.
The short answer is Yes! Try it! We can arrange a trial of contacts for you.
Most people can wear contact lenses at least some of the time. We are more than happy to help you explore which contact lens modality works for you. Modern disposable contacts come in an ever increasing range for all prescription types. Some are designed to be used just once – “Daily” lenses; some can be re-used and need special care. We can fit contact lenses for myopia control too.
For a successful start with contact lenses.
We need to do a pre-fitting examination and talk through all the options, from One Day to Continuous Wear.
We give full training in handling and care, with follow-up checks to make sure nothing compromises the health of your eyes.
Trial lenses are usually free. So make an appointment!
If you wear contacts – have a check-up once a year.
Even if everything seems all right to you – many serious problems won’t affect your eyesight until they are well advanced. And there’s always the chance to catch up with new developments in lenses and care solutions. Is it more than a year since you last had a check-up? Call us today.
Free after sales service
All the staff at Hokitika Optometrist are skilled at repairs and adjustments for all types of eyewear. Re-alignments are usually free, but more major repairs that need parts or are sent out will incur a charge. Or, if you are not getting on with your new glasses, don’t be shy about coming back! It could be as simple as a fitting adjustment – or in the case of non-adaption to your new prescription, a re-check and change of lens if needed will usually be at no charge.
If you did not buy eyewear from us
We are often asked to fix or fit eyeglasses that have been obtained elsewhere. This usually goes smoothly but please note that repairs and adjustments will be at your own risk, and extra fees may apply. Warranty claims can only be made through the original seller, and insurance cover is at the discretion of your insurance company. You can rely on Hokitika Optometrist for the best in care, quality and service in Hokitika and South Westland. We look forward to helping you with eyewear and eye care. Just phone 03 755 7378, or call in at 16 Park Street, Hokitika.
We are accepting new patients and new bookings, but the comprehensive examination appointments will be about 6 weeks ahead. For urgent requests, please phone us an we will assess the urgency; For breakages please call in, we may be able to make a temporary repair.