Affordable eye health
It is very important that children have a routine eye examination as early as five years to detect any visual impairment.
While a squint may be obvious a lazy eye may not, resulting in poor concentration which will affect their learning performance. Binocular vision problems can cause eye strain, headaches and visual discomfort.
At Bhikoo Optometrist all children aged 15 and under can get free eye examinations or the cost of eye exams and glasses subsidised to a maximum of $281 (valid community services card necessary). This subsidy is valid for one year and new subsidies can be applied for in consecutive years.
“For those children whose vision is impaired, it is imperative that eye glasses are worn so they can see the blackboard at school and perform more efficiently,” stresses principal optometrist Younus Bhikoo.
Younus is a graduate of Auckland Optometry School and has run a full-time practice in Pakuranga since 1984, along with the Mt Albert practice which commenced in 2006. He is assisted by two other optometrists, Bradley Pillay and Bhav Ben.
Bhikoo Optometrist is your local eye care professional who also assess the eye health of adults relating to vision and medical conditions such as glaucoma and cata- racts, etc. This modern practice utilises specialised equipment to provide optimal assessment of ocular health.
“As we get older, the risk of eye conditions developing increases,” says Younus. “Certain eye conditions may exist without any noticeable loss of vision such as peripheral retinal haemorrhage, glaucoma and early stages of macular degeneration. Early detection will help prevent further deterioration.”
Adults should have their eyes checked annually after the age of 40. Affordable promotional packages for frames and lenses are available starting from $299 (including eye exam).
Bhikoo Optometrist, 445 Richardson Road, Mt Roskill is open Tuesday and Thursday 11am7pm, Friday 4pm-6pm (receptionist only), Saturday 9am-2pm. Closed Monday, Wednesday and Sunday. Phone 627 5590.
Optometrist Younus Bhikoo: It is just as important for children as well as adults to have regular eye examinations.
Affordable promotional packages: Eye exam, frames and lenses are available from $299.00 at Bhikoo Optometrist.