At OPSM, it’s important to us that we provide the same service and support that we have for over 85 years, to the New Zealanders who care for us each and every day. Now, essential service workers can access the optical services they need at a time that suits them, with after-hours OPSM Tele-Optometry.

OPSM Tele-Optometry allows us to evaluate your eye health via a video consultation with a real optometrist. Our essential workers service means we can see you between 8am and 11pm, 7 days a week, specifically dedicated to those that might be unable to connect with an optometrist during our regular hours of operations.

A hotline number and a dedicated optical support team will be available for the critical and urgent eye care needs of essential service workers, based on suitability and specific eye care needs. If you lose or break your glasses, you can also arrange to have a new pair with your prescription, delivered to your home or work address during your consultation.

To book an OPSM Tele-Optometry consultation, essential service workers can contact the OPSM Customer Care line on 0800 444 539 or send an email to Note that the Customer Care team will respond to essential service workers enquiries during business hours.

Below are some examples of approved essential service workers, and for the full list, please see the New Zealand Government website here

• Healthcare workers

• Emergency service workers

• Food service workers

• Utility workers

• Transportation and logistics workers

• Public workers

• Education and childcare workers

• Media workers

• Supermarkets, grocers, butchers

• Convenience stores

• Petrol stations

• Pharmacies

• Teacher or childcare provider

• Banks

• Post offices

• Taxis and home deliveries

• Trades (such as plumbers and electricians)

Our OPSM stores are open again, to find your nearest store click here.

To see our FAQs regarding the COVID-19 situation and how we are responding to it, click here. For anything else you can contact our Customer Care team or call them directly on 0800 444 539.

A Tele-Optometry consultation may not be suitable for all situations and is not a substitute for a full comprehensive in store eye examination. We may refer you to a specialist or the hospital if necessary.