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

Every person has their own visual needs relating to their work, hobbies and lifestyle. When faced with the vast number of products and options available it can be daunting to know where to start. Our team will help you understand the results of your eye examination and find the right eyewear solution for you.

Community Focused and Locally Owned

We’re not just about assisting our clients to look amazing and see well, we also believe in supporting our community where we can.

Quality Designs

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.

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Our Eyewear Partners

Enjoy discovering our brands. As you’ll see, whether optical or sunglasses, we have something truly special waiting for you.

Eye Care

Your Exam

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.

Glaucoma Screening

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.

    About Us

    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 from Kerikeri Optometrists
    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

    Sam from Kerikeri Optometrists
    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

    Jason from Kerikeri Optometrists
    Jason Kumar


    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

    Karen from Kerikeri Optometrists
    Karen Ancell

    Optical Technician

    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

    Janelle from Kerikeri Optometrists
    Janelle Richards


    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

    Ruth from Kerikeri Optometrists
    Ruth Walford


    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

    Contact Us

    We’d love to hear from you.

    For all enquiries, please send us an email using the form below. 


    Monday – Friday: 8.30-5pm


    John Butler Centre
    60 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230

    Parking available behind the John Butler Centre

    Kerikeri Optometrists

    John Butler Centre
    60 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230