Obituary Peter Turner

A well-known and highly respected figure in New Zealand’s optical community, Peter Turner passed away on 7 October, aged 78, after a year-long progressive illness.

Peter was awarded lifetime memberships with both the New Zealand Association of Optometrists and the Cornea and Contact Lens Society and retired in 2018, having spent the last 10 years of his long career with the Matthews group.

Wellington-based colleague Michelle Diez paid tribute to a man who “has left a profound effect on his profession, his colleagues and his patients.”

“The Matthews Welligton team has appreciated his mentorship and passion for the profession and, more importantly the welfare of his patients; many of whom will proudly tell you not only how long they had been seeing Peter, but how much of a positive impact he made in their vision and lives.”

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