Ocula Optometrists and Eyewear boutiques in Queenstown, Wanaka and Christchurch specialise in designer frames. QT Magazine spoke to marketing manager Liebie Du Plessis about their frame styling sessions.
Tell us about the complimentary styling services at Ocula?
If you ever found choosing glasses daunting it doesn’t have to be. Our experienced Ocula frame stylists will guide you through the process and help to understand your face shape and how best to frame it. They assist in narrowing down frame choices and walk clients through the various styles, shapes, colours, features and any functional requirements.
How does frame styling for the face work?
It involves a number of steps. Our technically trained eyewear specialists begin with a short consultation. This is to understand goals and eyewear needs. We encourage you to bring along photos, pinterest boards and even old frames to help truly understand your look. They then determine the face shape, keeping in mind eye colour, lifestyle needs and how your optical prescription fits within those requirements before trying a selection of our quality frames sourced both locally and globally. We take pride in finding frames to suit our clients whether they want to stand out in the crowd or blend in.
Is a styling session a good starting point for people unsure about eyewear?
With such a variety of choices it can be overwhelming to choose eyewear that fits both personality and style. Whether it’s something demure, vibrant or vivacious our stylist’s goal is to assist in finding the perfect frame to suit a person’s look. They ensure the frame fits perfectly with customised adjustments to ensure both comfort and style.
How extensive is the range of frames on display at Ocula?
Our clients are unique and their glasses should be too which is why we believe in providing quite different eyewear from anyone else. We have carefully selected a range of artisan glasses from local and global designers who specialise in providing high-end, exceptional eyewear. The bands we carry are made from high-quality, durable and sustainable materials. Current designer brands instore include Anne et Valentine, I.a EYEWORKS, Lindberg, lool Eyewear and Good Gryf to name a few.
How do clients book a styling session?
Our styling sessions are complimentary. Book online or by phoning our Wanaka, Queenstown and Merivale branches.
We also offer frame styling services for sunglasses or optical frames for groups including wedding party activities, graduations events or a group style evening. We can team up our services with an associate makeup artist to demonstrate the best way to wear make-up with eyewear.
What other specialist services and treatment plans does Ocula offer for overall vision and eye health?
We take eye health very seriously and with each eye assessment examine your vision and check for every possible eye condition or disease that modern technology can detect. Each comprehensive assessment takes 45 minutes and includes an eyesight evaluation, eye teaming evaluation, visual processing, deep eye health evaluation as well as a tailored vision management plan. We specialise in dry eye management, behavioural optometry, Irlens and bespoke frame and lens options.
For babies or toddlers between the age of six months and two years we offer a free assessment with our InfantSEE programme and have a dedicated paediatric optometrist on our team.