After 20 years at 278, we are soon to move down the road to 218 George Street Dunedin.  Our new premises will include a third consultation room and a second electronics diagnostic room for even better service and even more high tech!   Look out for ourt bold new signage and "wall art" style murals in the mall, they're going to makle a real splash.   
Opening date for the new premises will be 31 July.

David Bridgman attains Registered Glaucoma Prescriber status - 23rd Jul 2018

David Bridgman attains Registered Glaucoma Prescriber status Experienced Optometrists in NZ are now able to apply to prescribe medications for the treatment of glaucoma, which is a potentially blinding eye disease.  For many years we have been diagnosing this condition.  NZ Optometry has a long history of safely and effectively treating eye disease with both eyedrops and sytemic medications, so it is only logical that we now can offer longer term treatments including for glaucoma.
David Bridgman has now completed his hours in Dunedin and Invercargill Hospitals and attained Registered Glaucoma Prescriber status.
For more information on Glaucoma, see http://www.glaucoma.org.nz
All of our optometrists are members of Glaucoma NZ (GNZ) and take an active pert in its educational activites.

MySight Myopia Control Lenses with ActivControl have arrived - 11th Sep 2017

MySight Myopia Control Lenses with ActivControl have arrived These new lenses are clinically proven to reduce the rate of myopic progression by around 60% in children, reducing the risk of eye disease long term for those who use them.  For full information click here:

Myopia Control with an Eyedrop now available in Dunedin and Balclutha - 12th Jun 2017

Myopia Control with an Eyedrop now available in Dunedin and Balclutha It's here - 0.01% Atropine drops, as shown to work in the ATOM study!   These are practically free of side effects as they are only 1/100th of the standard dose of this drug for other uses, and yet they have enough action on the eye to reduce the rate at which shortsightedness (myopia) worsens by about 60%.  They act on Muscarinic receptors in the eye to slow or halt excess growth in length of the eye.  This reduces the final amount of myopia suffered by a treated child when they reach adulthood, and naturally stop growing, to less than it would otherwise be.   Therefore we can reduce both the need for glasses and also the risk of blindness from eye disease.
For more information, please make an appointment with any of our optometrists, who can arrange a prescription for you.
Link to the ATOM study: https://www.aao.org/assets/28fe020e-5f93-4d06-aac1-889cecb15fb2/635835505202800000/atropine-for-myopia-5-yr-clinical-trial-ophthalmology-2015-pdf?inline=1

Eye Care Packages- NEW All inclusive pricing - 1st Mar 2017

Eye Care Packages- NEW All inclusive pricing

Bridgman Eyecare are excited to announce our new pricing structure for glasses - our Eyecare Packages.

These include a complete package of a standard eye exam and single focus glasses from our wide range of hard coated stock lenses.  
Nothing could be easier - you won;t need to ask how much more it is for an eye test or lenses on top of the frame prices, because they autmatically include what might cost you extra elsewhere.

New Name - Bridgman Eyecare! - 1st Jan 2017

Bridgman & Dean Optometrists becomes Bridgman Eyecare from 1 January 2017!

Our new name reflects what we do - look after eyes.  We've been doing it for 110 years now, since our beginnigs in 1907. So the new tagline is "Trusted Since 1907".  We think that says it all.


Look South - exclusive range. - 28th Oct 2015

Our new stock has arrived and is going really well.  Unique styles selected by us and sold under our own brand, Look South.  From only $129 complete.

Laser Retinal Scanner (OCT) now at Bridgman Eyecare Dunedin - 1st Aug 2015

Our new Copernicus OCT. Our new Copernicus SOCT is simply amazing!  In a few seconds we can now produce a 3D image of the back of your eye, showing the different layers of the retina.  This is expecially useful for detecting Glaucoma, Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, and Preretinal membranes.  It also allows us to check whether a mole underneath the retina is likely to be a melanoma, and to "see through" a cataract to make sure the retina is healthy.

The Copernicus has an additional anterior chamber lens which we use to check for Closed Angle Glaucoma, and measure corneal thickness and contact lens fitting parameters in Keratoconus.

Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) for short) uses two invisible infra-red laser beams to harmlessly scan the back or the front of the eye.  We really believe this revolutionises the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease in a primary health care setting such as ours, and we anticipate installing similar technology into our Queenstown office before too long.

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