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 with 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.
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)
CAA PILOT’S EXAMINATION
Our Optometrist, Anita Pistorius, is an accredited examiner for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This means she is able to provide a special eye report for your next pilot’s medical, clearing your eye health and vision so you can fly.
Please contact our office directly for an appointment since the CAA eye examination takes longer than a routine eye test and includes a dilated fundus examination.
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.
Anita Pistorius – Practice Owner
Optometrist / Specialist Contact Lens Fitter / CAA Accredited Examiner
Anita has a wealth of experience in all things Optometry. Her passion for the industry led her to further qualifications in Advanced Contact Lens Fitting – specialising in Keratoconus and Ortho-K. Anita is an Accredited Ocular Medicine Prescriber, able to prescribe eye drops for infection and disease. She is also endorsed to conduct vision examinations for the Civil Aviation Authority.
Samantha Fleming – Practice Owner
Dispensing Optician / Irlen Diagnostician
As a Dispensing Optician, Samantha is passionate about providing customised vision solutions that allow her clients to get the best vision possible. A qualified Irlen Diagnostician, Samantha is able to diagnose and treat Irlen Syndrome, and has a keen interest in assisting clients with Low Vision.
Optometrist / Paediatric Optometrist
In addition to general optometry Jason has a special interest in paediatric optometry. In 2021, he completed the Australian College of Optometry’s Advanced Certificate in Children’s Vision which provided him greater knowledge and confidence in treating children’s’ eye conditions. Jason is also accredited to prescribe therapeutic eye drops.
We’d love to hear from you.
For all enquiries, please send us an email using the form below.
60 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230