Kerikeri Optometrists is a locally owned, community orientated, and fully independent optometry practice.
We provide bespoke vision solutions, high quality fashion frames, lenses, contact lenses and sunglasses. We are focused on the latest technology within the industry.
We strive to provide the best quality vision care in the Far North. We stand by our service and products with integrity and proudly care for our community. Our friendly team is ready to provide you professional advice and the best eyewear to suit your needs. Come and see us today!
Tailored Service by Qualified Staff
Community Focused and Locally Owned
We don’t fall for celebrity brand names – it’s quality that gains our attention. Only the most considered designs have made it into our eyewear gallery. Delight in discovering our brands. As you’ll see, whether optical or sunglasses, we have something truly special waiting for you.
Our Eyewear Partners
Enjoy discovering our brands. As you’ll see, whether optical or sunglasses, we have something truly special waiting for you.
Clear vision begins with healthy eyes. At Kerikeri Optometrists we provide a comprehensive evaluation of your vision and eye health. We want your experience to be stress free and pleasing. We provide eye care that is thorough, comfortable and accurate.
Eye Care Services
Digital Retinal Photography
Digital Retinal Screening technology allows us to take high resolution digital photographs of the interior portion of your eye called the retina.
This technology can greatly aid the optometrist’s ability to accurately diagnose and document diseases. It also provides a baseline for comparison with previous and future visits.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
OCT is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina. With OCT, your optometrist can see each of the retina’s distinctive layers. This allows your optometrist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis and provide treatment guidance for glaucoma and diseases of the retina such as Macular Degeneration.
New technology allows us to measure the pressure in your eyes without using drops or the dreaded “air puff” test. Glaucoma is a symptomless disease that can cause blindness, and your exam includes screening for this “silent thief” of sight.
Orthokeratology – an alternative to refractive surgery
Orthokeratology or “ortho-k” is the process of reshaping the eye with specially-designed rigid gas permeable contact lenses.
This is an option available for mild to moderate myopia and low astigmatism.
Before bedtime, you insert the reshaping lenses. As you sleep, these ortho-k lenses will mould and flatten the shape of your cornea gently, thereby correcting refractive error. Upon awakening, you simply remove the lenses to enjoy crystal-clear vision all day long.
Myopia Control for children
Myopia (shortsightedness) are on the rise, and with it an increased risk of various pathologies.
Myopia control is very beneficial to children, as it keeps the condition from getting worse as they age.
Our optometrist seek to slow the progression of myopia in children by using the latest research-based treatments for controlling myopia.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye disease and infection
We are licensed to prescribe medication and treat eye disease and eye infections.
If your optometrist finds a problem that requires specialty care, we will refer you to the appropriate specialist.
Post-operative care for eye disease
We work closely with the hospitals and eye specialists to provide pre- and post-operative care for cataract surgery and other conditions.
Eye emergencies and foreign body removals
When something is wrong, don’t wait.
We provide care for eye injuries, pink eye or other eye infection, allergies, flashes and floaters and eye pain.
Driver’s license screening, Maritime screening, Police screening (level 1)
Irlen Screening and Diagnostic Assessments
Irlen Syndrome is a visual processing disorder, rather than a vision problem. It affects the way the brain interprets light signals.
It can manifest as light sensitivity, but for many people with Irlen Syndrome their brain becomes overactive when exposed to certain wavelengths of light – causing visual distortions making reading and writing difficult.
Symptoms include a slow reading rate, inefficient reading, poor reading comprehension, strain, fatigue and an inability to do continuous reading. Students with Irlen Sydrome often appear bright but fail to produce to a level considered appropriate, and may have been labelled as “dumb”, “stupid” or “lazy”. Treatment employs the use of coloured filters or coloured overlays.
At Kerikeri Optometrists we feel very privileged to be looking after you and your family’s vision.
Our Optometrist, Anita Pistorius worked for Lowes & Partners Kerikeri for two and a half years before purchasing the practice with Dispensing Optician Samantha Davey.
Anita Pistorius – Practice Owner
Optometrist / Specialist Contact Lens Fitter
Pairs of specs? 8, I think: 1x computer, 1x distance for tv, 3x progressives for everyday life, 1x night driving, and 2x progressive sunglasses
Languages spoken: Afrikaans, English, and a smidge of Tswana
Signature dish: Lasagne
Favourite Far North destination: Taupo Bay
Go-to comfort-binge TV show? Friends
Samantha Davey – Practice Owner
Dispensing Optician / Irlen Diagnostician
Favourite frame range: Changes frequently, but currently Lafont
Languages spoken: English, and conversational NZSL
Signature dish: Kumara and haloumi salad with orange dressing
Which Hollywood star would play you in a movie of your life? Cate Blanchett
Most daring thing you’ve ever done? Sky diving
Age at first pair of specs: 14
Languages spoken: English, Hindi
If you were a superhero, what powers would you have? Breathing under water
Do you collect anything? Stationery
First job you wanted as a child? Pirate
Favourite frame range: Garrett Leight
Signature dish: Blueberry pancakes
Favourite thing about working in optics: Helping people see, and the continual learning and frequent technological advancements
Celebrity crush: Eddie Vedder
Do you collect anything? Egg cups (involuntarily)
Favourite frame range: Prodesign
Favourite Far North destination: Matai Bay
Celebrity crush: Bradley Walsh from the Chase (because he’s so funny!)
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, it would be: Roast lamb
What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done: Been a police officer
What is your favourite thing about working in optics? Watching our clients’ reactions when they first put on their new glasses.
What fact amazes you every time you hear it? Blows me away when I think that a wee seed can grow into a tree then give us fruit, think about it! That’s just amazing.
Celebrity crush: Hugh Grant
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, it would be: Chicken korma
Do you collect anything? Candles
Favourite Far North destination: On the water in the Bay of Islands
Which Hollywood star would play you in a movie of your life? Jamie Lee Curtis
What fact amazes you every time you hear it? Stars are light years away!
First job you wanted as a kid? Scientist
If you were a superhero, what powers would you have? Healing people
We’d love to hear from you.
For all enquiries, please send us an email using the form below.
60 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230