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THIS weekend, the store within a store at Smiths City in
Remarkables Park will oﬃcially celebrate their opening and
relocaton just inside the main entrance of the store.
This is a World where every visit will introduce something
a litle excitng and something rather special into your life
and where every visit ensures something a litle bit good
happens to you: from dealing with positve and exhilaratng
staﬀ members, through to the knowledge and satsfacton
of sourcing that special item to ensure an impact in your
home or that fantastc gif to give to someone special in
your life to mark a special occasion.
Furniture Concepts oﬀers a unique shopping experience.
From furniture and accessories through to gifware,
chocolates, stocking fllers, picnic baskets and delightully
smelling aromas for your home, Furniture Concepts have
it all. There is even a selecton of Christmas decoratons to
make your home sparkle during the festve season.
However, this opening event is a chance for Furniture
Concepts to give something back to all those people who
have already discovered the store, and to welcome all new
During this coming weekend, spend over $500 on any item
within the store and receive 15% of your total
purchase back in accessories from amongst the huge
selecton available in store. Add to this a free ham on the
bone weighing approximately 4.5kg. For those unable to
make it to the opening weekend, they can stll enjoy the
ham on the bone deal which will contnue through untl
And who said Santa wasnt real?
He has obviously cast his magic spell on the
Furniture Concepts team at Remarkables Park.
VISITING your optometrist regularly can
help diagnose and treat these conditons
early, as waitng untl a problem is
notceable may be too late.
A few of the most commonly detected
Cataracts are common in over-60s. The lens
becomes opaque, blurring vision and even
leading to loss of sight if lef untreated.
Early on, the conditon may cause near-
sightedness and the reducton in percepton
of blue colours. Surgery is the most eﬀectve
way to restore vision.
Diabetes can cause tny blood vessels to
leak or burst, blurring sight and leaving dark
spots on the feld of vision. Early diagnosis
and treatment can help prevent loss of sight.
Tiny spots or blobs in the feld or vision
are ofen just harmless clusters of cells and
will disappear without worry. If they appear
suddenly or persist, it is worth checking with
an optometrist, however, as they may be a
sign of another conditon.
A build-up of fuid within the eye can
increase pressure, which in turn damages
the optc nerve. The loss of visual feld ofen
occurs gradually and slowly, and may be
recognised by the suﬀerer only when at
an advanced stage. This loss of vision can
never be recovered, so prompt diagnosis is
essental. Treatment is ofen via simple eye
Glaucoma is the leading cause of
irreversible blindness world wide.
One in 10 New Zealanders over 80 will
First degree relatves of glaucoma patents
have an 8-fold increased risk of developing
At present, 50% of people with glaucoma
in New Zealand are undiagnosed.
In older people, the macula the centre of
the retna which is used for detailed vision
thins and occasionally bleeds. This can lead
to distorton of, or even the loss of, central
vision. The suﬀerer may also have trouble
discerning colours. Peripheral vision remains
unaﬀected, but central vision loss is serious,
so early diagnosis and treatment is vital.
Regular eye examinatons are the best way
to detect potentally treatable blinding eye
diseases, ocular manifestatons of systemic
disease (like diabetes, high blood pressure
etc) or signs of tumours or other anomalies
of the brain.
New Zealand health guidelines recommend
that everyone, including children, have
an eye test every two years, regardless
of whether or not you wear glasses.Our
professional optometrists will perform a
thorough eye health check which includes
tests for problems like glaucoma, macular
degeneraton and cataracts, Aaron said.
My team and I are commited to providing
the highest quality eyecare, as well as
oﬀering the most aﬀordable eyewear to the
community. If youre overdue for an eye test
or are just considering updatng your look,
drop in and see us. Specsavers Optometrist
at Frankton can be found at the Remarkables
Park Town Centre, 12 Hawthorne Drive,
Frankton, Queenstown or call us on
03 4092 678.
It might be almost Christmas but before this
event arrives, Furniture Concepts has its own
very special day and wonderful celebraton to
share with new and current customers.
As we age, our eyes become more susceptble to certain problems.
H B *
W H LL U CH S S $500
*Approximately 4.5 kg weight. Offer expires 24th December 2012
Smiths City in emarkables ark
phone 441 2095 fax 442 4747
3+2 SEATER LOUNGE SUITE
MONTREAL STRIPE CHAIR
*50% off eye exam applies to standard eye examinations only, normally valued at $60, reduced to $30. Excludes contact lens examination. Limited to one per
person and subject to appointment availability. Offer ends 1st December 2012. 2012 Specsavers Optical Group • MCCANN_SPE2030.
$1 from every eye exam donated to:
Queenstown -- Remarkables Town Centre, Frankton: 409 2678
Visit specsavers.co.nz to book an appointment today.
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