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Dry Eye

Is Dry Eye impacting on your lifestyle? Do you suffer from red or tired eyes during or at the end of the day?

Proven treatments to help you manage Dry Eye. We treat the underlying inflammatory condition to provide long-lasting symptomatic relief, for a better life.

  • Improved lubrication and eye surface moisture
  • Innovative ImPulse Light therapy
  • Local support group

Get in touch to find out how our treatments can help you.

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Do you want a unique, high quality look that will last?

Let us help you find the frame of your dreams to boost your confidence and complete your look.

  • Personalised service
  • Supported by Registered Dispensing Opticians
  • Recommendations to suit your lifestyle
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Myopia Control

Is short-sightedness present in your family?

Let us discuss our range of treatment options to find the best solution for you:

  • MiSight Daily™ disposable contact lenses
  • Ortho K contact lens treatment
  • Specialist eye drop prescribing

We can stabilise your vision, manage your short-sightedness and improve your lifestyle.

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Vision Therapy

Is your child struggling at school, or having sore eyes or headaches?

Have you suffered a stroke, concussion or experienced a head injury?

Our Behavioural Optometrist can work with you to correct your eyesight difficulties and improve your lifestyle.

  • Diagnostic testing and training
  • Prescription glasses
  • Customised program of vision training activities

Contact Sarah now to book an appointment.

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Nominate a Mate!

Nominate a deserving local resident for a free general eye examination and full set of glasses.*

*terms and conditions apply, talk to us to find out more

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Enjoy and pay over time with Oxipay - now available at Canon Street Optometrists!

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50% Off Bolle and Serengeti Sunglasses!

From NOW until stocks last, get 50% off Bolle and Serengeti Non-Prescription Sunglasses!

*Terms and conditions apply, see in practice for more details.

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We're so grateful for your continued support - we couldn't have done it without you!

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Ninety years of experience, unparalleled expertise with an emphasis on elegance and strong family values - all backed by a name you can depend on: Lafont. Glasses made in France that have made Parisian chic accessible.

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Anne et Valentin

Structured by metal and softened with plastic, the focal point of this series is its association of materials, equaled only by its association of subtle colours. These original and bold frames make for a challenging and completely unique line that anticipates a clientele of electic tastes, interested in style, yes, but also in substance.

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Nano Vista

Indestructible eyewear frames for kids made to last

NANO eyewear frames for kids, toddlers and babies toddlers can be adapted to all uses with changeable temples, or swtiched to wear as a headband. 

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What our clients have said

As your 100% local, Kiwi-owned optometrists, Canon Street Optometrists is passionate about providing you with the very best service and the ultimate in eye care and fashion eyewear. But don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what some of our amazing customers have said about their experiences with us.

Rebecca (daughter aged 13)

Josie feels like she can focus and concentrate better on tasks asked of her at school, and words aren’t moving and jumbled on the pages anymore, and she is generally happier.

Karen, age 58

Martina’s ongoing care has been fantastic and her excellent knowledge of the fitting and wearing of Ortho K’s has made the transition very easy.  I have felt very supported by Martina in the process of changing to Ortho D’s and would recommend her and Canon Street Optometrists Timaru to anyone who is considering these lenses.

Anna (son aged 7)

Sarah prescribed new glasses and a routine of exercises which works on the signal connections to the brain. Life at home is a lot easier, school has been easier, and the teachers are supportive. It’s just been amazing to see the improvement.


Today I attended an appointment at Canon Street Optometrist for an eye test with Martina. She was very professional and I felt that I received a very thorough examination. Next was the exciting part of organising new frames for prescription sunglasses and also some updated everyday glasses. Vanessa was very attentive and helpful with the choices that I’d made. I would definitely recommend Canon Street to anyone who values the health of their eyes and the wonderful selection of frames!

Rachel (daughter aged 5)

Hi just wanted a write in to say how fantastic I find your customer services - just amazing (sic) - you guys always go above and beyond are super helpful and kind. Just wanted to day thank you again!! It was a scary road knowing Mollie was needing glasses and felt more overwhelming going to the first place we tried but once we got to you guys I felt so much better and Mollie is always more than happy to go to appointments with you guys. Thanks again you are all fab.

Bevan (via Facebook)

I have just got myself a new pair of glasses from Vanessa and her team. Wonderful experience. Very friendly, professional people to deal with. Extremely happy with my new specs. Thanks Vanessa!



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Welcome to Level 1!

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, we wanted to update you on the measures we're taking here at Canon Street Optometrists.

The health of our team and our customers has always been, and will always be, our number one priority.

We are working with the NZ Government's latest advice moving us to Level 1, we are pleased to be able to open for GENERAL EXAMINATIONS AND EYE CARE, DISPENSING, EYE WEAR AND ALL REPAIRS AND SUPPLY OF CONTACT LENSES AND SOLUTIONS.

We will now be able to facilitate walk-ins for repairs and inquiries.

We will continue to utilise a Contact Register.

Due to the nature of optometry and dispensing, we will get very close to you during the examination, sometimes for prolonged periods of time, however we will ensure we are maintaining health and safety standards at all times

If you have any concerns at all regarding your eye health, please contact us as we will have an optometrist on call at all times - we're here to help! 

Stay safe, be kind, and we’ll see you soon.


For information about COVID-19 please see their website: www.covid19.govt.nz

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