Shore City Takapuna
Story time tests vision
There is a new story book for children that is helping screen children’s vision and its available for free at Shore City.
Now available at OPSM, Penny the Pirate is a colourful, beautifully finished book that comes with props - a pirate eye patch, 3D glasses and a viewing lens. It’s part of an initiative that Shore City OPSM store manager, Melanie Ujdur is excited about.
“So many children have never had a sight test, so OPSM have developed a story book that actually helps to test children’s vision, whilst at the same time being really fun for them!”
‘Penny the Pirate’ by Kevin Waldron is a colourful, beautiful quality book, that comes with instructions and a test kit, which can be picked up from OPSM and Whitcoulls in Shore City for free. When tests are submitted to the OPSM website, customers receive a $100 voucher which can be redeemed when spending over $200 on eyewear for children.
Glenfield resident Melanie moved to the Shore from Nottingham, England 11 years ago and has worked in the optometry business for several years. She is passionate about the Shore. “I love everything about the Shore, especially the beaches! I love that you can drive for five minutes and be at a different beach, as well as walk from one to another.
“I have two big dogs so I love to get out walking with them on the beaches and let them have a good run around. It’s such a great environment here.”
As far as the work environment goes, there’s a friendly buzz in the air at the Shore City store. The walls are styled with premium brand frames, including the Tiffany & Co range, which is proving popular on the Shore.
And as for trends, Melanie said: “It’s big! It’s all about the bigger the frames, the better. That geeky look is really going off at the moment. Black, tortoiseshell and dark coloured frames are everywhere.”
Melanie also points out that OPSM also offers free eye tests for Southern Cross customers, as well giving a 15% discount on purchases.
Call in for a free ‘Penny the Pirate’ storybook and test kit this month.
OPSM, Shore City, Takapuna 09 489 4070