Contact Lenses for Residents of Christchurch, New Zealand

OCULA proudly serves clients in the Christchurch, New Zealand region. Christchurch is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. The beautiful Avon River is nestled through the center of the city with Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens along its banks. This brings residents and tourists from all over the world to enjoy the cycling paths and wide-reaching green expanse, riddled with native flowers, plants and animals. 

Hagley Park and Gardens is the largest urban open space in Christchurch, New Zealand. Visitors to the park can enjoy the stunning scenes while walking or cycling the many trails. Hagley Park also offers various entertainment and recreational facilities. The park boasts 165 hectares (407 acres) of greenspace that has been preserved for the enjoyment of residents and visitors, alike. The trails are situated amongst the greenspace, botanical gardens and Avon River and offer easy terrain, so the entire family can enjoy it. 

To memorialize the many people who lost their lives in the Christchurch earthquake of 2011, visitors can see 185 Empty White Chairs Earthquake Memorial. The tribute is a temporary art installation of 185 white chairs that represent each person who tragically lost their life during the earthquake. On February 22, 2011, Christchurch was badly damaged in a 6.3 earthquake that killed 185 people and injured thousands of others.  

With all the beauty Christchurch has to offer, it’s natural people will want to ensure they’re able to see well. That is why so many locals turn to OCULA  for the best contact lenses available. Whether you are struggling with astigmatism or a variety of other types of vision problems, OCULA has hard contact lenses to help you improve your views. As experienced optometrists, OCULA can help you see the world around you more clearly and feel more confident in your own appearance.

Christchurch, New Zealand Contact Lenses

The Optometrists at OCULA are passionate about helping people of all ages obtain optimal vision. We do this by ensuring each patient receives one-on-one care tailored to their individual needs. You will meet with an experienced optometrist to discuss your vision issues. Based on this discussion, the optometrist will then determine the most efficient tests necessary to eliminate certain issues and diagnose you. Once a diagnosis is determined, your optometrist will explain your results thoroughly and allow you to ask about any questions or concerns. Finally, based on your diagnosis, your optometrist will tailor a treatment plan that will help you obtain better vision. Our office is fully equipped with the most cutting-edge technology such as a corneal topographer, back of eye photography (retinal photography), visual field assessments, front of eye photography (anterior ocular photography), and an optical coherence tomographer (OCT retinal scanner).  

What is Orthokeratology? 

Orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k, uses specially designed gas permeable (GP) contact lenses to temporarily reshape the contour of the cornea to reduce nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. 

Regardless of the type of vision you may be struggling with, OCULA can help. We are passionate about helping clients in the Christchurch region to have clearer and brighter vision and help people everyday who suffer with astigmatism, hyperopia, myopia, and presbyopia. 


Optometrist Servicing Residents of Christchurch, New Zealand

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If you’ve received a diagnosis that requires surgery or other invasive steps to repair your vision, it’s always a good idea to get a second opinion. We can help. OCULA’s optometrists are highly skilled at performing eye tests and fitting clients with hard contact lenses, ortho-k lenses, and the best contact lenses available on the market. 

Hard Contact Lenses

Rigid gas permeable contacts can help slow down the development of nearsightedness in young people and adults who wear contact lenses. Hard contact lenses are also easy to handle, wear and clean -- as well as being extremely durable. For someone who suffers from astigmatism, hard contact lenses are a great option that offers wearers clear, crisp vision while simultaneously correcting most astigmatism. 

You may be searching online for an ‘optometrist near me,’ or an optometrist on the central coast. Look no further. Our optometrists in Christchurch are well versed in eye tests. We have children’s optometrists, pediatric optometrists, and optometrists who work with all ages. If you’re looking for the best optometrist in Christchurch, you can stop looking and book an appointment with OCULA today. 

No matter your age or vision issue, our optometrists can help you see and feel your best. 

What Types of Vision Problems are Treated with Contact Lenses?

There’s a number of different vision problems that can be treated with contact lenses or glasses. Each treatment is designed specifically based on the patient’s vision issue. Below are a few vision problems that may be treated by an optometrist with lenses. 


Astigmatism is a common vision problem that is often treated with lenses. Astigmatism is when the cornea is shaped irregularly, so basically the cornea or lens of the eye, has a curve to it. The curve can change the way light passes through the eye, causing issues with how it focused on your retina. This can cause blurry or distorted vision. Contact lenses for astigmatism can correct blurred or distorted vision. 


Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is when the eye fails to refract or bend light enough to focus on the retina, so vision is disturbed or unclear. Distant objects may appear clear, but objects closer up look blurry or distorted; lenses can help. 


Myopia, or nearsightedness, is when light focuses in front of the retina, which causes objects farther away to become blurry or distorted. With myopia, objects close up may be seen clearly. The right contact lenses can help patients see things that are farther away, clearly.  


Presbyopia is another word for eyes that are aging. Presbyopia is a gradual process in which the eyes lose the ability to focus on objects that are close up. Like far-sightedness, presbyopia typically starts to be noticeable in people who are in their forties and gradually worsens about age 65. Several types of contact lenses can help with presbyopia, giving you freedom to enjoy reading again.

Kids Optometry

OCULA  is well respected for their work in kids optometry. The optometrists at OCULA are experts in working with children and always put the children first. Our optometrists will listen to and encourage your child to voice their opinion and share their vision issues in a way that helps our optometrists to understand their vision problems. Once our expert team is able to diagnose the problem, then they will get to work on tailoring a holistic approach, which may include contact lenses or glasses. OCULA truly is the best choice for pediatric optometry on the central coast.

Eye Tests for Contact Lenses

The optometrists at OCULA routinely perform eye tests and exams to help pinpoint where the visual problem resides in each patient. Our eyesight evaluations help the optometrists to ensure clear vision for short and long distances. An eye teaming evaluation helps to ensure both eyes are working together properly as a team. A visual processing exam helps us to understand how your brain is making sense of what you see. We also offer a deep eye health evaluation that is the most thorough eye exam available that helps detect diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration, and retinal detachment. An experienced and efficient OCULA optometrist will work one-on-one with you to determine which tests are necessary to diagnose your vision issues and then will tailor a vision management plan based on your individual needs.   

How much does an Optometrist Cost?

While every patient is different and certain tests are claimable on insurance, treatment is generally available at a cost that most incomes can afford and many insurance plans include eye care treatment. Each test and treatment plan is based on the needs of an individual patient, so the best way to determine the cost is to schedule a consultation with an expert OCULA optometrist who will be able to evaluate you and offer you a quote on contact lenses, eye drops for contact lenses and other treatments tailored to your needs and budget.

OCULA, Christchurch’s premier optometrists, would love to schedule a free consultation with you to discuss your current needs.

How do I find an Optometrist near me?

Located in Christchurch, New Zealand and consisting of a team of expert optometrists, OCULA focuses on correcting vision through the use of testing and fitting patient’s with the perfect lenses tailored to their individual needs. Our optometrists have a combined experience of over 60 years in vision therapy, and have helped thousands of adults and children to effectively manage their vision. Call OCULA today at (03) 356 2379 or book your appointment online here

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