Pay less for specs without sac­ri­fic­ing qual­ity at John O’Con­nor Op­tometrists

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If you’ve been putting off get­ting new eye­glasses be­cause you thought they were too ex­pen­sive, then it’s time you vis­ited John O’Con­nor Op­tometrists in New­mar­ket or Hen­der­son. You can get a pre­scrip­tion pair of glasses, com­plete with frame, sin­gle vi­sion stock lenses made by Hoya with scratch re­sis­tant coat­ing and a one-year war­ranty from as lit­tle as $99. This is not a spe­cial deal or a lim­ited time of­fer. This is all the time, ev­ery day, year ‘round. Eye ex­am­i­na­tions are just $49, mak­ing the en­tire pack­age of eye­wear and exam in­cred­i­bly af­ford­able.

Up­grade to anti-glare/ anti-smudge coat­ing for just an­other $70, for which some stores charge $180 or more.

Surely there’s a catch if the prices are this low. “No, there’s no gim­mick,” says owner Colin Li, who works along­side his wife, Wen Li Keng as an op­tometrist in both the New­mar­ket and Hen­der­son stores. “We’re a lo­cal busi­ness keen to get to know our cus­tomers and help them take care of their eyes. We can of­fer such good prices be­cause we’ve adopted a dif­fer­ent busi­ness model than you’ll usu­ally find. We buy in large quan­ti­ties from lo­cal New Zealand sup­pli­ers and pass our sav­ings on to our cus­tomers. Our profit mar­gin may be less but our vol­ume is higher. And we’re help­ing peo­ple who might not be able to af­ford pre­scrip­tion eye­wear get the glasses they need.” Par­ents with Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Cards can bring in their un­der-16 year olds for a spec­ta­cle sub­sidy in­clud­ing eye exam, frame and lenses. Other con­di­tions ap­ply.

John O’Con­nor Op­tometrists stocks more than 800 frames, in­clud­ing those from de­sign­ers such as Ar­mani, Calvin Klein, Fendi, Fubu, La- coste, Nike and more. An­other point of dif­fer­ence: the price you find on the frame, is the price you’ll pay for the frame AND sin­gle-vi­sion lenses. Bi-fo­cal and pro­gres­sive lenses cost more.

So at th­ese prices, why not toss away those one-pre­scrip­tion-fit­sall read­ing glasses and pam­per your eyes with a pair of specs de­signed just for them? Good­bye headaches and eye strain.

John O’Con­nor Op­tometrists is lo­cated in New­mar­ket at 49 Re­muera Rd, op­po­site Dick Smith’s. The Hen­der­son store is lo­cated at 371 Great North Rd, op­po­site West­field Mall. Both stores are open 6 days. Free park­ing at New­mar­ket is avail­able. To sched­ule an exam, or for more in­for­ma­tion, ring the New­mar­ket store on 522 1283 and the Hen­der­son store on 836 1731.

Help­ful staff: Owner Colin Li (left) and Keaton Daya will make sure you find just the frames your looking for among the 800 they keep in stock.

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