When it comes to keep­ing your eye health and specs style in check, the team at Spec­savers Queen­stown are the go-to guys, lo­cated at Re­mark­ables Park.

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OPEN seven days a week the team at Spec­savers Queen­stown all work to one sim­ple phi­los­o­phy: to pro­vide ex­cel­lent cus­tomer ser­vice and qual­ity eye care at an a ord­able price. Bring­ing value to the eye wear mar­ket, Spec­savers o er 2 pairs of glasses for 1 low price on all glasses $169 and above. In addi on to o er­ing high qual­ity pro­fes­sional eye care Spec­savers Queen­stown in­cludes free dig­i­tal re nal pho­tog­ra­phy with ev­ery stan­dard eye test for free. The im­agery al­lows op­tometrists to spot ny ab­nor­mali es, com­pare changes over me and poten ally catch sight­threat­en­ing or even life-threat­en­ing condi ons early, giv­ing the best chance of suc­cess­ful treat­ment. Re nal pho­to­graphs are stored per­ma­nently, al­low­ing op­tometrists to bring up pa ents records in­stantly and track their eye health more e ciently and ac­cu­rately. This helps to pro­tect peo­ple against in­sid­i­ous condi ons like di­abe c eye dis­ease, glau­coma and mac­u­lar de­gen­era on, which o en creep up on peo­ple un­awares be­cause of the lack of ob­vi­ous symp­toms. Peo­ple o en think that an eye ex­am­ina on is just about upda ng their glasses pre­scrip on but there is so much more to it than that, says Aaron Irvine, Spec­savers op­tometrist and store part­ner. In an eye ex­am­ina on we are also look­ing out for signs of se­ri­ous med­i­cal condi ons such as hy­per­ten­sion and di­a­betes, as well as sneaky eye condi ons like glau­coma that can de­stroy the pe­riph­eral vi­sion grad­u­ally be­fore peo­ple even no ce they have a prob­lem. Peo­ple think that if they aren t ex­pe­ri­enc­ing is­sues with their vi­sion, they don t need an eye test, but all adults should have an eye test ev­ery two years to en­sure their eyes and gen­eral health is in good or­der. This gives us the best chance of catch­ing condi ons in the early stages when there are s ll many treat­ment op ons avail­able. Meet the team from Spec­savers Queen­stown at Re­mark­ables Park: Aaron Irvine: Op­tometrist An­drew Ross: Re­tail Di­rec­tor Kathryn Ross: Se­nior Op cal As­sis­tant - 7 years ex­pe­ri­ence Stacey van de Vlierd: Op cal As­sis­tant - 6 years ex­pe­ri­ence Aaron brings more than two decades of op cal ex­pe­ri­ence to Spec­savers Queen­stown. His ground work in the op­tom­e­try busi­ness be­gan with lens man­u­fac­tur­ing and dis­pens­ing, be­fore sharp­en­ing his skills at the Univer­sity of Auck­land where he earned him­self a de­gree in op­tom­e­try. Aaron has been work­ing for the past 14 years as a quali ed op­tometrist. In-be­tween study­ing and work Aaron has taken me o for some in­spir­ing over­seas ad­ven­tures. He has vol­un­teered in Fiji and Nepal as part of a mis­sion to pro­vide sus­tain­able eye care in the re­gions, pass­ing on his own skills to help oth­ers in need. An­drew, the Re­tail Di­rec­tor at Spec­savers Queen­stown, brings 15 years of op cal ex­pe­ri­ence to the busi­ness. Like Aaron, An­drew be­gan his ca­reer in lens and glasses man­u­fac­tur­ing. Fol­low­ing this he worked in a num­ber of op cal stores in Christchurch where he met Aaron and Kathryn, and the rest is his­tory. When the op­por­tu­nity came up to take on the Spec­savers fran­chise here in Queen­stown I jumped on it. Aaron, Kathryn and I got on great and we were ex­cited to give work­ing to­gether a go, says An­drew. Kathryn and Stacey are the rst point of call for cus­tomers. Their ex­per se ex­tends from per­sonal glasses styling and lens rec­om­menda ons to contact lens ad­vice and pre tes ng. It s great to be able to o er de­signer glasses to our cus­tomers that aren t go­ing to cost them an arm and a leg. From Alex Perry to Coun­try Road, we can o er a sophis cated style for ev­ery­one. The heart of our busi­ness has al­ways been to o er the best value and ser­vice in op­tom­e­try for our community. We sa sfy per­sonal eye care needs at a ord­able prices, sim­ply, clearly, con­sis­tently and with a smile, says Kathryn. Spec­savers Re­mark­ables Park: Open 7 days all year (Ex­cept Christ­mas Day) Tes ng is avail­able ev­ery day ex­cept Sun­day

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