Appointments - June 2019

Auckland Eye – Taras Papchenko

Dr Taras Papchenko has recently joined the team at Auckland Eye. An experienced cataract and general ophthalmologist, he has specialist experience in neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery. He returned to Auckland after completing fellowships overseas to work as a consultant ophthalmologist in Greenlane Clinical Centre and renew his connection to ophthalmic research with Auckland University where he’s also an honorary senior lecturer.

Dr Papchenko said he’s excited to be joining the close-knit team at Auckland Eye where’s he’s working with several doctors who were previously his teachers and mentors. “I am very humbled to be able to bring my knowledge and expertise to this dedicated team to continue offering cutting edge services to patients with ocular concerns.”

Welcoming him to Auckland Eye, Dr Dean Corbett said Dr Papchenko further expands Auckland Eye’s expertise. “Taras has attended fellowships in oculoplastics, orbit and neuro-ophthalmology and also has a strong interest in ophthalmic imaging.”

Outside of ophthalmology, Dr Papchenko is an experienced figure skater, maintaining his interest through coaching at Avondale and Botany Downs. He will consult at Auckland Eye in Remuera, Takapuna and New Lynn.

CR Surfacing – Tertius van Vuuren

South African-born Tertius van Vuuren has joined the CR Surfacing laboratories team as business development manager for New Zealand.

“Having made New Zealand his new home, Tertius brings more than 15 years’ experience in the optical industry, with substantial knowledge and industry insights of optical manufacturing, wholesale and retail,” said Linton Dodge, CR Surfacing’s New Zealand general manager. “As an experienced dispensing optician his qualifications include a fellowship dispensing diploma from the ABDO as well as a degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business studies.”

Van Vuuren said he was very excited to be joining CR Surfacing. “I am looking forward to building strong, strategic, long-term relationships with CR Surfacing’s valued customers.”

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