Welcome to Rose Optometrists


Paul Rose Optometrist

Paul Rose

At the very same moment man first walked on the moon, Paul Rose opened his practice in Frankton. With his wife Lynette as dispenser, technician and receptionist, Rose Optometrists began a journey that has spanned 40 years – and counting – has grown from one optometrist to three and shifted premises from Commerce St to a purpose built optometry practice in Lake Road.

Paul has retired from general practice, but remains busy leading seminars around the world and working on new lens designs.

Paul will forever remain part of the practice and has been assured that the great legacy he left us will continue.‘Proud to be kiwi’, the practice became Visique Rose Optometrists in April 2001, embracing Paul’s dedication to New Zealand optometry. Visique Rose Optometrists very proudly and affectionately claim naming rights as the home of the Rose K lens for keratoconus.

Optometry has changed significantly in more recent times. The practice now boasts unique technology and service that includes the first myopia control clinic in the country. This was setup in December of 2010. It focuses on utilising research based methods to slow the progression of short sightedness. We now have three treatments for shortsightedness. The current opinion tends to show that spectacles may not be ideal for young children that are regularly changing their glasses. Instead we offer contact lens based procedures. These are called Orthokeratology or Ortho-K and MiSight daily soft contact lenses.


We have also invested in the latest technology and have purchased testing equipment specifically for the use in eye disease. Equipment used in the practice currently includes:

  • Corneal Topography – Medmont E300

Corneal topography is used in the prescribing of contact lenses for keratoconus and orthokeratology and the management of eye disease.

  • Optical Coherence Tomography – Heidelberg Spectralis

This machine is like an MRI machine however it uses light to build a 3D image of the eye. We utilise this machine in the monitoring of eye diseases such as Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma

  • Tear Lab – Tear Science

This machine collects a tiny sample of your tears (50 micro litres) and provides a useful indicator of dry eye. It enables us to accurately select the appropriate drop regime and treatment pathway to solve dry, watery, or itchy eyes.

  • IPL – France Medical

This is a treatment for dry eye and has changed the way we help patients to have clear sight without the degradation in the quality of vision.

  • Blephex

Blephex is used to treat patients with demodex infestation. Demodex is a mite that lives inside the eyelash follicle.

  • Auto refraction – Nidek

This machine helps us to determine the measurement and strength of your eyesight prior to an examination.

  • FDT Visual Fields

Visual fields machines help us to monitor and manage glaucoma.

  • Trueview – Hoya

When selecting glasses we now use technology to more accurately provide a custom spectacle/glasses lens correction solution.

The children’s vision clinic was launched in 2011 and focusses on an area of optometry called Behavioural optometry. This focuses mainly on the eye muscles of the eye and the focus system.

As we introduce more specialty clinics this page will be updated. Our goal is to provide the latest in Innovative EyeCare and Individual EyeWear for all of our patients.