Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mortimer Hirst and Adrienne Winkelmann

Mortimer Hirst works closely with film, theatre, fashion shows, stylists, costume designers, magazines, catalogues and fashion designers; providing eyewear along with advice, styling and fitting if required.

Mortimer Hirst is proud to supply the eyewear for Adrienne Winkelmann’s catalogues, the attached images are from stunning Summer 2015 catalogue. The eyewear showcased are handpicked from the Barton Perreira, Dita, Oliver Peoples and Alain Mikli collections at Mortimer Hirst.


To view the entire Summer 2015 catalogue please visit www.adriennewinkelmann.com

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ray Ban Sunglass Collection

Ray Ban needs little introduction, a truly iconic sunglass brand founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb. Best known for their Wayfarer and Aviator styles of sunglasses.

The latest collection has just arrived, over 60 pieces of original classics with a number of lens option such as full tint, graduated tint, brown, grey, green, polarized and the iconic, original G-15. In stock now.

For further information about the Ray Ban collection please visit the Mortimer Hirst web site: http://mortimerhirst.co.nz/Content/BrandPage.aspx?BrandID=25

Monday, September 22, 2014

Essilor Amera Convention and World Sight Day 2014

While at the Essilor Amera convention in Dubai, Mortimer Hirst business partners Alex and Naomi Bicheno showed their support for issues around the impact of vision care with the Essilor Vision Foundation.

Thanks to everyone’s support, more than 1500 children were screened in a campaign sponsored by the Essilor Vision Foundation and coordinated by Essilor SIVO in southern Tunisia: 500 children received eyeglasses and 2 children were referred for cataract surgery.

Essilor used images taken in Dubai and Tunisia to create a video to raise awareness on the importance of healthy vision in the run up to World Sight Day on October 9. The video is part of a digital campaign that launched on the 9th September and that will end on World Sight Day.

Please join us in communicating on the importance of vision care by sharing the campaign link above with as many people as possible.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Montblanc Eyewear

Montblanc has always been renowned as a leader in the manufacture of fine quality, sophisticated writing instruments, which have decreed the constantly increasing success of this Hamburg-based company.

In recent years, Montblanc has expanded its product range to include fine leather goods, jewellery, watches, fragrances and eyewear. In keeping with the upcoming seasonal trends, Montblanc presents a collection of eyewear, available now at Mortimer Hirst.

Discover the collection of classic and contemporary acetate and metal shapes that blend creativity, technique and craftsmanship with Montblanc’s unmistakable style. All eyewear are skilfully crafted in Italy using the best materials and passion for timeless quality.

The acetate and metal eyewear feature unique designs that offer distinguished contemporary accents while staying true to Montblanc’s emblematic style and originality.

In true form of craftsmanship, Montblanc has released acetate models specifically designed and manufactured to fit Asian facial requirements. Mortimer Hirst is the exclusive New Zealand stockist of the Montblanc buffalo horn rimless eyewear, a luxurious piece of eyewear.

Montblanc’s latest eyewear collection is available now at Mortimer Hirst.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Optometrist Varny Ganesalingam Commences Master of Health Science

Optometrist and Contact Lens Specialist Varny Ganesalingam has commenced a Master of Health Science (MHSc), joining the Department of Ophthalmology as a Masters Student.

This will be Varny’s third degree, Varny spent three years at the University of Otago completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science majoring in Anatomy and Biochemistry. Varny then obtained direct entry into the University of Auckland Bachelor of Optometry programme and spent a further four years completing her second degree, graduating with Honors.

Whilst practicing at Mortimer Hirst Varny has come to learn the harsh impact ocular disease can have on an individual’s lifestyle, independence, their ability to work and take care of others. She said this was the motivation behind undertaking her third degree, a Master of Health Science (MHSc)

Varny says the most satisfying aspect of her position at Mortimer Hirst is finding real solutions for her patients’ vision problems, whether it is in the form of spectacle correction, a custom contact lens, a therapeutic prescription, or advice on nutrition and regimes for day-to-day ocular health and hygiene. The flip side is of course experiencing the distress caused by conditions which are not as straight forward to fix, those that can be chronic or episodic which will often hinder the ability to comfortably perform daily tasks and meet the visual demands of life in this day and age.

One issue that has often phased Varny and her patients is the impact of dry eye and associated ocular surface inflammation. Research into the field of dry eye disease is of particular interest to Varny as it will have a very practical implication to the existing clinical approach.

Varny will be working under the supervision of Associate Professor Jennifer Craig where she will be continuing on with the investigation into a novel lid hygiene preparation which has the potential to limit ocular surface inflammation. The research will involve measuring the presence of inflammatory markers via quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) from ocular surface samples obtained by impression cytology.

Varny will be working a half day a week for the next two years in the Ophthalmology Department’s research laboratory conducting the study.

To read more about Varny please visit her professional website:  www.varnyganesalingam.co.nz

Friday, September 5, 2014

Mortimer Hirst Display Cases

If you have more than one pair of eyewear and or sunglasses, the Mortimer Hirst four piece collection case maybe for you. An ideal way to store your precious eyewear and sunglasses at home, work or whilst traveling.

These beautifully presented cases are available now at both the High St and St Heliers practices.