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10 --- Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, September 5, 2013 www.times.co.nz Do you have great eyesight? Are you sure? To coincide with Save our Sight Month, run by the New Zea- land Association of Optometrists, Visique of Howick Optometrists are reminding you to have your eyes examined at least every two years and you shouldn't put this off just because you don't want or need glasses. People in New Zealand are going blind because the diseases that rob them of their sight are not being detected early enough to prevent blindness. In fact, in New Zealand it is esti- mated that 20% of those registered blind are blind from preventable causes. Compared to other countries, New Zealanders, it seems, are poor at having regular eye exams. The eye is one of the most com- plex organs in your body and it relies on many intricate structures for you to see clearly -- even slight changes can have a large affect on your vision and can be symptom- atic of broader health issues. "It's actually quite hard to notice when your own sight deteriorates as change often occurs slowly," explains Kristine Jensen, owner Optometrist at Visique of Howick, "so a biennial eye-test is the only way to pick up on changes in the eye quickly." Early detection of vision problems is one of the key preventers of seri- ous and irreversible damage, and any change in your vision should be checked by an optometrist. Changing vision can be related to vascular, neurological, or medi- cal conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes, so it's key to get an optometrist to test your eyes regularly. "In support of NZAO's Save our Sight Month, we at Visique have developed our own 9-step eye examination" says Kristine. "While we customise each eye exam to best suit the client's needs, this 9-step exam has become our guideline here at Visique as we believe these are the most important points that should be assessed." As we allow up to one hour for our comprehensive eye exam you can rest assured we have the time to get to know you and your visual requirements so we can provide you with the best advice or visual solution if required." Being mindful of yours and your family's eye health and vision is very important; having regular eye examinations will keep track of changes in your eyes and alert you and your optometrist of issues early. Feel free to contact us today with any queries or to book your com- prehensive eye exam. September is 'Save our Sight Month' ADVERTORIAL 123488 Visique of Howick Optometrists Kristine Jensen, your local Optometrist. 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Eat frst at Bistro at Uxbridge with a two- course meal at $15, booking es- sential. For enquiries, phone 535-6467. Senior fellowship BUCKLANDS Eastern Beach Senior Citizens Friendship Club meets at Bucklands Beach Bowl- ing Club, 21 Morrow Avenue, on September 6 with Lyn Walters at 12.45pm, until 3pm. Bingo, games and trips with afternoon tea and biscuits. Cost $3. Phone Ann on 533-9991 or Olive on 534-6938. Budget advisors ARE available at Botany Citizens Advice Bureau, Mondays noon to 2pm, phone 271-5382 to make an appointment. JP service, Tuesday-Thursday at 1-2pm and Wednesday, noon to 1pm. Upper level car park entrance, Botany Town Centre. Poverty challenge TEAR Fund is holding its an- nual Poverty Cycle Challenge at Ti Papa Events Centre, Brookby, Clevedon, on September 7 from 8.30am. The event sees teams of six from businesses, schools and groups race to complete six laps of a 20km circuit, with the overall aim to raise $100,000 for at-risk youths in Auckland and to help girls caught up in traffcking in Nepal. It’s a free family fun day, with face-painting, sausage sizzle and bouncy castle. Refer online to www.povertycycle.org.nz. Cactus, succulents 60’S UP Pakuranga meet on Sep- tember 10 at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Pakuranga, at 9.30am with John Leyland talking about cactus and succulents. Members can book for the monthly outing to the Botanical Gardens at Ma- nurewa, $25. New members wel- come. Phone Maureen on 534- 5150 or Bonnie on 273-7538. Volcano experience SOUTH Auckland Forest and Bird invites people to join the Kiwi Conservation Club for a two-hour volcano experience at Mangere Mountain Education Centre, 100 Coronation Road, on September 21 at 1.45pm. There’s plenty of off-road parking. We will explore the centre and have an introductory talk from a knowledgeable guide who will then take us off to explore the mountain. Cost $5 child, $10 adult. Email Rosemary at South- Auckland@kcc.org.nz Rock n' roll dancing CITY ofSailsRockn’ RollClubhas lessons for beginners commenc- ing on September 8 at Bucklands Beach Intermediate School hall. Lessons are for an hour starting at 7pm and run for four consecu- tive Sundays. Phone Annette on 0274-955-607, or refer online to www.cityofsails.org.nz. Spring market BEACHLANDS mini market and car boot sale is on Septem- ber 14, 9am to midday at Beach- lands Chartered Club. Collect unwanted items and have a car boot sale for $10 or a stall and sell your crafts, beauty products, jewellery, preserves, plants, or promote your business for $20. Cafe open, sausage sizzle, quick- fre raffes. Phone/text Margaret on 536-6735 or 0274-954-312 to book. Citizen volunteers ARE you a good communicator and problem solver; intelligent and compassionate; comfortable in a multicultural team? Do you have three hours a week spare, a willingness to help people, com- mitment to community service; with a curiosity for information and computer skills? If you’re in- terested in becoming a Citizens Advice Bureau volunteer, phone Louise at the Pakuranga branch on 576-8331. Forest and Bird SOUTH Auckland Forest and Bird’s meeting is on September 9, 7.30pm at Haseler Hall, All Saints Church, Selwyn Road, Howick. The speaker is Rod Oram, well- known business commentator who refects on the environmen- tal consequences of business de- cisions. All welcome. Garage sale HOWICK Children’s and Youth Theatre’s garage sale is on Sep- tember 7 from 7am at 29 Granger Road. There’s $10 early bird ac- cess from 7-7.30am. Available will be books, clothing, toys and furniture. Auckland archives THE Panmure branch of NZ Society of Genealogists meets at Family Research Centre, 159 Queens Road, on Septem- ber 10 at 5pm for own research and 7.30pm for meeting. Topic: Auckland city archives. Phone Vivienne on 578-2525. Seniors luncheon SANDY MacFarlane presents “Double blessing – twice!”, two adoption stories, as the speaker at the 60-Plus luncheon at St Columba Church, 480 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany, on September 10 at 12.30pm, $12 per person. Bookings essential. Phone the church on 274-4864. Age Concern FLAT Bush Selwyn Seniors has Melanie Jaggs from Age Con- cern giving a short presentation on September 13 and invites any- one interested to join them for morning tea at 10am at St Paul’s Church Hall, 141 Chapel Road. Melanie will outline how the service is able to help in commu- nities. Phone Jill for bookings on 533-7947. OSCAR WINNER: The brilliant Meryl Streep plays a Polish refugee in the screening of Sophie's Choice at the Uxbridge Cinema Club tonight. 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