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Michael Jowsey

Phone:03 477 9559
Address:Fairmaid Chance and Crawford Optometrists
470 Moray Place
Opposite the top of Burlington Street. Wheelchair access from Moray Place (no steps).
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About Me and My Practice

Since graduating from Auckland University in 1981, I have worked the majority of my career in Dunedin, the last 10 years at Fairmaid Chance and Crawford.

I am committed to providing a thorough and professional service in my practice, and to delivering the best possible outcome for my clients, whether that simply be with advice, reassurance, referral to other health professionals, or any of a wide range of vision correction options.

If vision correction is required, I am able to prescribe spectacle and contact lenses using the latest lens technologies from a wide range of international and domestic suppliers, and spectacle frames to satisfy a broad range of requirements.

Practice Hours

Monday-Friday 8.45-5.30 by appointment.
Optical technician on site for major and minor repairs.
Accepting new patients.

Duration and Cost

A typical full examination includes comprehensive vision assessment and screening for eye health issues, including glaucoma (fundus examination, eye pressure, and visual fields).
A 45 minute appointment time is scheduled.
The standard fee for a full examination (as at 23.08.10) is $79 for an adult, $69 for students, and $65 for school children.
Any supplementary testing required may necessitate one or more additional appointment(s) and fees.

Accepted by Insurers

We regularly deal with all general insurance companies and provide estimates and quotes for WINZ.
We also process claims for the under 16 Child Spectacle Subsidy (requires Community Services or High User Health Card) and the Contact Lens Benefit (for extreme conditions).

Formal Qualifications

Certificate in Ocular Pharmacology (University of Auckland)
Diploma in Optometry (University of Auckland)

Other Training or Experience

For continued registration, we are required to complete a quantity of high quality continuing education each year.

Statutory Registrations

New Zealand Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

Memberships of Professional Organisations

Member: New Zealand Association of Optometrists
Member: Cornea and Contact Lens Society of New Zealand Inc.

Additional Information

In August 2009, I spent 2 weeks doing voluntary eye testing work in Fiji with the organisation Marine Reach (an inter-denominational Christian mission, part of 'Youth with a Mission' aka YWAM). I hope to return in the future to do more of this work.