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Howick and Pakuranga Times : Howick and Pakuranga Times Monday December 9
www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, December 9, 2013 --- 15 With summer nearly upon us it is the perfect time to ensure your eyes are ready for the great outdoors. With the importance of sun protection for our skin so well entrenched, sometimes we forget about our eyes! However, they are exposed to the same harsh levels of ultraviolet rays as the rest of our body and it is great to know there are several options -- even if you require prescription glasses. Kristine Jensen, Owner and Optometrist from Visique of Howick explains: "There is an amazing range of sun wear for your eyes. Whether it be a high fashion pair, sturdy wraparound sunglasses for sports or a more classic look. However, to ensure you are getting the best pro- tection from your sunglasses, there are a few things to consider." Frame Comfort -- the sunglass frame should sit comfortably on your nose with no pressure points along the side of your head or behind your ear. The frames should be professionally fitted to enhance comfort and make them secure. Lens size -- in general, the larger and more wrapped the lens, the more UV and glare protection. However, comfort and appear- ance must also be considered. If you require a prescription, this also needs to be taken into account when the lens style is chosen. Lens type and colour -- The lenses should subscribe to Stan- dard AS/NZS 1067 : 2003 so you can be sure they block 100% UV light. Polarised lenses are best for water sports or for those who do a lot of driving as this reduces glare reflected off horizontal surfaces. The most popular sunglass tints are either grey or brown. This is usually a personal choice but an important one as choosing the right tint will affect your eye comfort while wearing the sunglasses. If you require a prescription, this does not exclude you from being able to wear sunglasses. Prescrip- tion lenses, whether they be single vision, bifocal or progressive can be tinted to your choice and polar- ised lenses are also available. It is important the frame is of suitable design for your prescription -- you will require professional assistance with this choice. Kristine and her team have had extensive training on how to pre- scribe you with a tailor-made pair of sunglass lenses and how to expertly fit you with a fashionable frame to give you greater comfort and style this summer. They have introduced a new range of high fashion sunglass frames such as Oroton, Morrissey and the Aus- tralian label Sass and Bide. "We can offer a complete pair of single vision prescription sunglass lenses and fashion frames from $299. Or for those on a budget, we have an extensive range of Bill Bass sun- glasses which can be made into single vision prescription sun- glasses starting from $199." Call in today to view the range and get your eyes set for summer! Are your eyes ready for summer sun? ADVERTORIAL 125954 Kristine Jensen, your local Optometrist. PLUS, receive 10 Fly Buys bonus points with every purchase of $149 or more.* Visique of Howick Optometrists 100 Picton Street, Howick | Phone 09 534 5565 Buy a pair of prescription sunglasses & receive a FREE summer beach towel!* *Ofer available at Visique of Howick Optometrists only. Valid unti 31 January 2014. Other terms and conditions apply. Ask us for further details. Treat family and friends to a unique gift that puts Howick on the map and in your home. Unique local gifts Tea Towels $15 Howick Canvas $150 To buy call into Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki Order online @ www.times.co.nz or at Victoria's in Picton St, Howick VILLAGE VOICE is a free community notice-board for non-pro t groups. Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 271 8073, post to PO Box 259-243 Botany, Auckland 2163 or drop into our o ce at Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki. Pest workshop A FREE pest animal workshop is on December 11, 6.30-8.30pm, at Botany Downs Secondary College, Chapel Road. It’s run by an Auck- land Council biosecurity specialist who will share tips for success, how to read for pest signs, and what to look for when deciding where to set traps. RSVP before December 11 to Trudy Rankin on phone 027- 333-3647, or email trudy.rankin@ landcare.org.nz. Christmas fair HANDMADE Christmas fare is available on December 14 from 9am to 1pm at Hawthornden Re- serve, 66 Cook Street, Howick. All proceeds go towards building a widow’s house in India, refer to the website handsonhouses.com. Cash only. For enquiries, phone Marian 537-0964. Combined club THE Probus Club of Howick meets at St Andrew’s Church Centre, Vincent Street, on December 13 at 10am. The club is now open to membership for both women and men. The talk this month is on a trip around Tasmania by bus. There’s plenty of parking at the rear of the church. For enquiries, phone Cliff on 534-5246. Travel buddies ARE you one of many who, for a wide range of reasons, no longer have a partner yet are still keen on travel? This new travel group has the goal to avoid those high single supplement charges. You are very welcome to attend our Christmas social get together on December 15 at noon at Bucklands Beach Yacht Club. Want to know more? Con- tact Lynn on phone 021-828-352, or email email@example.com. nz. New members are always most welcome. Good time music HIGHLAND Park Library cel- ebrates the end of the year with good time music from The Ukes of Howick and a festive morning tea on December 13. Come earlier for a ukulele lesson, no experience nec- essary and ukuleles are provided. The lesson starts at 10am, please register, and the performance be- gins at 11am. For registration and enquiries, phone 535-5935. Evacuees' reunion THE Auckland branch of the Evac- uees Reunion Association (NZ) meets on December 14, 1.30pm at St Mark’s Church hall, Pakuranga Road, opposite the entrance to Lloyd Elsmore Park. It costs $2 that goes towards expenses. Donate a toy or book for a sick child and bring a small plate to share. Raffe prizes and remember luggage label. Phone Aline on 416-5255, Jean on 576-9266 or Connie on 626-7009. Yuletide celebration THE Botany Charitable Trust is sponsoring A Christmas Celebra- tion featuring the South Auckland Choral Society and Papakura City Brass on December 15, 2.30pm at St Columba Church, Botany. Ad- mission is adults $25, seniors $20, students $10, children free. Tickets are available at St Columba or the door. For enquiries, phone Bev on 271-5051. Traditional jazz THE Vintage Jazz Band plays at the Nixon Centre, Sale Street, Howick, from 7.30-10pm on December 13. It costs members $10, non-members $15, cash bar, all welcome. For en- quiries, phone Peter on 534-4541. CHARACTERS: Popular ukulele band, the Ukes of Howick, brings the festive cheer to Highland Park Library this Friday morning with a performance at 11m, and before it members will be on hand to give interested people an introductory lesson on the fun four-string instrument. Photo supplied While every e ort is made to run the notices, volume and space restrictions may mean events will not run. Where publication of a notice is time-critical, groups should consider paying for a classi ed advertisement to ensure placement.
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