FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE LISTED?

The listed price for Optical frames includes a 1.5 index prescription lens with the anti-reflective and scratch resistant coatings. 

The listed price for Sunglasses includes standard polarised lenses. Polarised prescription lenses in Sunglasses is an additional $170. Tinted, Non-Polarised prescription lenses are an additional $125. 

 

DO YOU OFFER MORE STYLE IN YOUR BOUTIQUES?

Yes! We have additional styles and colour options in our boutiques and we encourage you visit us to see our full range. We love to assist our customers in finding the perfect frame for your prescription, face shape and fashion sense. We are here to help, and we love doing so!

Curious if the style of your choice comes in a certain colour? Please send us an email at info@baileynelson.co.nz or call your local boutique. 


HOW DO I SEND IN MY PRESCRIPTION?

If you’ve made a prescription purchase online please send us through a copy of your prescription to info@baileynelson.co.nz

We will confirm once the prescription has been received and if we require any further information from you we’ll be in touch via either email or phone.  

        

CAN BAILEY NELSON GET MY PRESCRIPTION FOR ME?

Yes. If you’ve made a purchase in store or online and you do not have your prescription handy, we are happy to chase it up on your behalf. All we require is your Full Name, date of birth and address, along with the details of your Optometrist. Alternatively, we offer eye testing in our stores for a cost of $90.

 

ARE YOU COVERED BY HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDERS?

Yes, we work with a majority registered health insurance providers. We offer Southern Cross On the Spot Claims in store. Too Easy! If you are purchasing online or in-store, just ask us for a GST receipt so you can claim with your Health Insurance provider directly. 


DO YOU OFFER PROGRESSIVE OR BIFOCAL LENSES?

Yes, we do. We offer high definition individualised free-form multifocals from $440, however, these types of lenses cannot be purchased online. We will need to see you in person to ensure the perfect fit and to take the right measurements.

If you think you may require another type of more complicated lens, just call us directly on 021-351401 or send an email to info@baileynelson.co.nz with your query.


DO YOU OFFER EYE TESTING?

At Bailey Nelson we are passionate about eyes and believe everyone is entitled to healthy eyes and great vision. For this reason we offer all of our patients a free Comprehensive Eye Exam every two years, including Retinal Photography.

We also offer a range of additional services such as OCT scans, OPTOS wide field retinal photography and contact lens consultations for an additional fee where these are requested by our patients or recommended by our Optometrists.

You can learn more here: Bailey Nelson Eye Test


THE WEBSITE ISN'T DISPLAYING PROPERLY, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Try refreshing the page or visiting the website from a different browser. If you’re still not having any luck please contact us directly via email or phone. We are always happy to answer any product questions or process orders this way. Ultimately, we’d love to see your face in one of our boutiques. 


WHAT ARE YOUR FRAMES MADE OUT OF?

Our frames are made out of the highest quality cellulose acetate. Each sheet of acetate can take up to 10 weeks to create and all frames are cut individually. This means that every frame is unique.


WHAT IF I HAVE AN ASTIGMATISM?

No problem. Many of our customers have an astigmatism, and it is no trouble to fill these orders. If your astigmatism is quite strong, your lens may require custom grinding, which involves additional costs. Please speak to your local boutique to gather more information. 


WHAT IS MY PUPILLARY DISTANCE (PD)?

Pupillary Distance (PD) is the distance between the centre of both pupils in millimetres. The PD is required by our optical technicians to fit your lenses accurately and achieve the most effective and comfortable outcome for you.


WHAT IS YOUR RETURNS POLICY?

For orders placed online we are happy to accept returns and provide a full refund at any time within the first 30 days. All we require is for you to send your order back to us or drop it in store. All you have to do is send us an email to info@baileynelson.co.nz with your return request and we will organise the refund for you.


WHAT PRESCRIPTIONS DO YOU COVER?

We can fill all prescriptions, but do prefer to see you in store, if your prescription is quite strong. With complex scripts, we like to closely assess the frame fit and take some measurements. Please note that progressive lenses are not available for purchase online.

Online we currently only offer our standard index lenses. If your script is strong and we think you would benefit from upgrading to thinner lenses, we will give you a call before finalising your order.


WHEN WILL MY GLASSES ARRIVE?

Your glasses should arrive in about one week’s time, however, each order is made up uniquely with your own prescription so occasionally there can be delays. Polarised prescription and Progressive lenses are more time-consuming, as the lenses need to be grinded, and take approximately two weeks. If you have any questions about order timelines or ETA’s please send us an email to info@baileynelson.co.nz


WHY ARE THE GLASSES SO CHEAP? AM I MISSING SOMETHING?

We are very proud of our frames and lenses, the only reason they cost less is because we use a new business model to eliminate the unnecessary parts of the supply chain. There is no reason glasses should cost more than an iPad simply because they have a small brand name on the temple.


CAN I ORDER FRAMES WITHOUT LENSES?

Absolutely. We will happily send you the frame only if you need to have your lenses fitted elsewhere. We can also create your frames with the same multicoat used on our prescription lenses, so they will also look great if you just wear glasses for fashion.


MY FRAMES DON’T FIT PERFECTLY/MY PRESCRIPTION DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If your frames don’t fit properly or you have any other concerns please call or email us straight away, so we can help. After assessing the situation we will work out the best solution for you.


CAN I GET HIGH-INDEX LENSES?

We offer a range of high-index, progressive and other more complex lenses in all of our boutiques. However, for online orders you will only see our standard index lenses and standard polarised prescription lenses available. The reason for this is that we encourage all customers with stronger prescriptions to visit us in store so that we can check the fit and take a couple of measurements. Your eyesight is our number one concern.

If you place an order online and we notice your script looks a little more complicated than usual, we will be in touch via either phone or email to work out your best option.


TELL ME ABOUT YOUR LENSES?

We believe in using the finest lenses with all the additional options as standard, not extras. We use 1.50 index multicoat lenses, which means they are anti scratch and anti reflective. Each pair is fitted by expert technicians and checked 3 times independently to ensure exacting optical quality. 

DO YOU OFFER CONTACT LENSES?

Contact lenses are only available through our boutiques. We can arrange a time for you to see on of our optometrist for a trial pair of contact lenses to find the best fit and style for you and your prescription. You can book your appointment online, just add a note saying you want contact lenses!

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