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www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, June 4, 2015 — 9 Need a Hearing Aid but Can’t Afford it? Well now you can! www.a1hearing.co.nz 123052-V4 The team at Eyes of Howick are always looking for new ways to protect their clients’ eyes and enhance their vision. With Macular Degeneration being the most common cause of blindness they are pleased to be able to offer a revolution- ary lens treatment which reduces the risk of premature eye aging such as Macular Degeneration and Cataracts. What is Macular Degeneration (MD)? The macula is the central part of the retina, the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. The retina processes all visual images. It is responsible for your ability to read, recognise faces, drive and see colours clearly. You are reading this article with your macula. MD causes progressive macular damage resulting in loss of cen- tral vision but the peripheral vision is not affected. What are the risk factors? MD is thought to be caused by genetic and environmental factors such as smok- ing and UV exposure. People over the age of 50 years are at risk. Key symptoms wavy or bent lem tre of your vision Macular Degeneration Eye health check list the macula is checked week, eat dark green leafy vegetables and fresh fruit daily and a handful of nuts a week care professional, consider taking a zinc and antioxidant supplement eyes from sunlight exposure are available from Eyes of Howick Optometrists. What is Crizal Prevenzia? the risk of Macular Degeneration and Cataracts. health as visible light is necessary for good colour perception and vision quality. Fur- thermore, blue- turquoise light is essential for our ‘biological clock’ ie our sleep/wake cycle, memory and other cognitive tasks. So while we need light it is also com- monly known that UV exposure increases risk of many eye conditions and a break- through discovery has located the most harmful wavelengths of blue light which lead to retinal cell death and ultimately macular damage. smart phones, we cannot avoid exposure to blue light throughout our daily lives. Crizal Prevenzia works by not only blocking 100% ultraviolet light from both the front and back surface of the lens but also provides selective protection from just the harmful blue light. This new lens also offers resistance reflections, smudges, scratches, dust and water. Who would benefit from Crizal Prevenzia? degeneration so transparent that exposure to harmful light is maximised increases due to a decrease in the eye’s natural defence system In celebration of the release of this amaz- ing product we have these great offers you purchase our Crizal UV Forte lenses. scratch your Crizal UV Forte or Preven- chase we will replace them at no charge. This is in addition to our usual two-year manufacturing warranty. The team at Eyes of Howick appreciate that eyesight is critical throughout our life- time. If you wonder whether this new lens we are happy to discuss this with you. Article written by Kristine Jensen, your local Optometrist Our eyesight is critical throughout our lifetime WHY VISIT EYES OF HOWICK? Run by the expert local eyes of Kristine Jensen and her team, experience... experience... T. 09 534 5565 E. firstname.lastname@example.org 100 Picton Street, Howick, Auckland 2014 – The latest eye testing technology – Free upgrade to Crizal Prevenzia* – 1-year client scratch warranty *Offer ends June 30, 2015. IMMIGRATION New Zealand has been aware of phone scams targeting Indian nationals since mid-2013, and unfortunately it appears that this problem has not gone away. In fact, one of our clients, who is now a New Zealand resident, recently received a phone call from someone pretending to be from Immigration New Zealand, and although our client refused to hand over any money, she called us to check whether the call was genuine or not. Over the past couple of years there have been numerous warnings posted from Immigration New Zealand and Consumer Affairs about these scammers, and although immigrants who have been living in New Zealand for some time may be aware of the problem, new migrants may get caught in the web of deceit. Though unconfirmed, there is a high possibility that these calls are coming from overseas rather than from New Zealand itself. According to information received, unsuspecting migrants are being told that a problem has occurred during the processing of their visa. Some of them have been told that their New Zealand arrival card details are incorrect, and that it will cost them quite a large amount of money to rectify the problem – usually between $1000 and $5000. Migrants are also being informed that if they don’t pay, they may be deported. Unfortunately, as the scammers do seem to have some personal information about their intended victim, the threats being made are taken seriously by many of those who have been contacted. If you have lodged an application with Immigration New Zealand, and there are issues with payment details, i.e. your credit card has been declined or the payment amount is incorrect for that particular application, they will normally inform you of this in writing. If, for example, you are applying for a standard Work Visa which incurs a Government fee of $270, and you have mistakenly written $250 in the payment section with your credit card details, they will inform you of this and request updated confirmation from you that you agree to be charged the increased amount. They will not ‘make up’ an amount that is completely inconsistent with their standard application charges. Also, any payments required should always be made directly to Immigration New Zealand. Rest assured that Immigration New Zealand will never make threatening phone calls to any applicants demanding money, especially requesting payment be made to a Western Union account. They will not get aggressive if you say ‘no’. If you don’t want to pay the applicable fee, they will simply inform you that your application cannot be processed. Please be vigilant, and if you receive any calls of this nature, do not pay. Phone scams continue MATTERS With Saif Shaikh Immigration 166 Harris Rd, East Tamaki, Auckland. Phone: 09 272 4424 email: email@example.com www.immigrationadvicenz.com Pyjama collection at ➤ Mellons Bay School ON May 5and 6, as part of the school’s Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) programme, there was breakfast hosted at Mellons Bay School for the year 1 and 2 students. Students came to school dressed in their pyjamas and had breakfast. They washed their dishes, dressed themselves, cleaned their teeth and prepared themselves for school. The parents were invited to make a donation towards the purchase of pyjamas for the Pyjamas in June campaign at Kidz First, Children’s Hospital. Through their donations and the support of Kmart, 68 pairs of pyjamas were purchased. David Kemeys from Middlemore Foundation thanked the kids.
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