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Mortimer Hirst has an esteemed history in optometry specialising in contact lenses with the founders fitting contact lenses since the early 1940's.
The tradition continues today with the clinical team of industry leading Optometrists and Contact lens Specialists; business partner Grant Watters (grantwatters.co.nz), Alan Saks (alansaks.co.nz), Kerry Atkinson (kerryatkinson.co.nz) and Varny Ganesalingam (varnyganesalingam.co.nz).
As well as providing general optometric services such as eye examinations, visual screening and children's vision (paediatrics) the clinical team specialise in post-surgery care, ophthalmology co-management and complex contact lens fitting, management and troubleshooting.
This includes specialised contact lens designs for OrthoK (Orthokeratology or OK) also known as Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) Keratoconus, post-graft care, topography driven custom designs, rigid lens (RGP) fitting, polishing and adjusting, cosmetic contact lenses for irregular or post-traumatic injuries, multifocal, hybrid and astigmatic contact lenses.
Mortimer Hirst has been at the forefront of Orthok technology fitting patients with OrthoK contact lenses for over a decade. Optometrist and Contact Lens Specialist Grant Watters recently completed a study on OrthoK contact lenses through the Department of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Auckland.