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
Anita is a caring, calm and meticulous optometrist with an impressive education and experience. Anita has been an optometrist for more than 20 years and is the only certified advanced contact lens practitioner in the Far North. She is therapeutically endorsed to diagnose and prescribe medication for eye disease and infections, and works closely with eye specialists both in the public and private sector.
Having traveled through most of New Zealand, Anita and her husband jumped at the opportunity to leave the busy life of Auckland behind for a better work/life balance in Kerikeri. They have lived here for almost 6 years now and have made Kerikeri their home along with their two daughters, a dog and a cat.
Samantha Davey – Practice Owner
Dispensing Optician / Irlen Diagnostician
Samantha is a local from Totara North. She’s been living in Auckland for almost 20 years and after learning from the best, she is excited to return home closer to family, and to serve the community that has always kept her heart.
Samantha previously worked as a special needs therapist with children with autism before moving into optics in 2004. She has a particular interest in pediatrics, low vision, and special needs dispensing. Samantha is gentle, kind and attentive, focusing on each individual and strives to find the best solutions for their optical needs.
Jason is a compassionate and industrious optometrist who takes pride in providing care of the highest standard. Jason’s qualification as a therapeutically endorsed optometrist allows him to prescribe medications for the treatment of eye diseases and infections.
While living in Auckland, Jason spent many summers travelling up north to explore the wonders of Northland and the Far North. So it was only natural that after graduating from the University of Auckland he decided to make Kerikeri his new home. Outside of work, Jason enjoys spending his time outdoors on bushwalks and camping adventures with friends and family.
Barbie has an incredible eye for detail. As an accomplished artist, Barbie knows what colours and shapes work with your complexion and face shape to assist you in finding the perfect frame.
Alongside work, art, and family life, Barbie is undergoing further study to train as a Dispensing Optician.
Karen and her partner moved from Auckland to Kerikeri to be closer to family and to enjoy a quieter pace of life. In the three years since they moved here they have built their own home and a boutique accommodation business which has kept them very busy.
Karen has previously worked as a Personal Assistant, a Constable in the NZ Police and most recently an in-home caregiver.
Ruth is our resident green-thumb. Prior to her 9 years in the optical industry for 9 years as a receptionist, Ruth owned a garden centre and lavender farm. She is well known and liked in the community, and we love having her as part of our team.
Sophi has a creative eye and a nurturing, bubbly nature. Sophi has worked in a wide range of professions, from set design to early childhood teaching, videography to children’s clothing design. Half Kiwi, half Norwegian, she grew up in the Middle East and Europe before coming to Kerikeri for her final years of high school.
We’d love to hear from you.
For all enquiries, please send us an email using the form below.
60 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230