Full-scope Optometrist Wanted

We are looking for a full-time optometrist to join our friendly and progressive team at Total Eyecare in Lower Hutt & Johnsonville, Wellington. Our two practices embrace a ‘best practice’ clinical model and we have a strong interest in speciality contact lens fitting, dry eye, myopia control, keratoconus and paediatric vision.


We offer the full support of a stable, highly skilled team and an opportunity for professional development and a rewarding career.

We are looking for someone who is motivated, with a good sense of humour and works well as part of a team. Experience or interest in speciality areas would be an advantage, but is not a requirement. A desire to learn however, is key!


If this sounds like you, we would love to talk further. For more info or to send your CV: sita@totaleyecare.co.nz  ATTN: GREG NEL


Why visit this holiday hot spot when you can live there! Our brand new Tauranga store is looking for a fresh optometrist eager to grow with the store. Well equipped with Optos
Daytona, Topographer, and OCT, and with Mount Maunganui on your doorstep, Tauranga is the ultimate summer destination if you are seeking a great mix of work and play.


We have an exciting opportunity for one, or even two, optometrists to join our expanded Whangarei store. The clientele is amazing, with an experienced retail team to match. A fantastic outdoor lifestyle awaits with sandy beaches, amazing hikes and bountiful water sports. Further your career in this thriving city and enjoy long, warm summer nights and a fantastic work-life balance.


Our fantastic team in Masterton are currently looking for a relaxed Optometrist to join their community-focused store. Masterton is only 1 hour from Palmerston North, and
a little over 1 hour from Wellington CBD. More importantly though, Masterton is less than 30 minutes to the vineyards of Martinborough. If you’re looking for a change of scenery and fantastic growth and development opportunities, this role is for you!


When you join OPSM, you work within a team who is committed to providing the best possible eyecare solution with exceptional customer service. If you are interested to find out more about joining the team, contact Jonathan Payne for a confidential chat.


Jonathan.Payne@luxottica.com.au | +64 21 195 3549

DO / Experienced Optical Assistant

We are looking for a full-time Dispensing Optician or experienced optical assistant for our busy Visique Botany practice. Join our friendly and professional team, committed to providing the best standard of eye care to all our valued customers.


Please send CV to David Lee

Optometrist Wanted - Whanganui

Whanganui Optometry Group is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Optometrist.


Our mission is to exceed our clients’ expectations by delivering individual solutions to their eye care needs.


This position would suit an enthusiastic Optometrist who wants to advance their career. We practice in three locations and offer advancement in general optometry, medical optometry, behavioural optometry, fashion eyewear, dry eye and contact lenses including Orthokeratology. We have the equipment and expertise to assist you. You would also be assisted by our experienced Dispensing Team.


If this position appeals to you, please contact us in confidence johnb@wogl.co.nz

Optometrist wanted - Whangarei


Choose a new lifestyle in 2021. Northland has a lower cost of living, lower stress levels and world-class beaches. Heck, you might even be able to afford a house! Currently no late nights or weekend work.

Experience is not essential, but a charming chair-side personality and a willingness to pitch-in is crucial, as we are a very busy single-chair practice. We have developed a reputation for clinical excellence and service, and this remains our mission. We have toys: OCT, Matrix, ret-cam, auto-refractor, I-care tonometer, BIO, etc.

There are options to work five or four days per week and ownership or partnership in future if desired.

Contact: Craig@visualeyez.co.nz or 09 4389984.

Full-time Optometrist

Curtis vision is one of the leading independent practices in the country. Our customers experience the highest quality clinical expertise and service delivered by extremely professional and knowledgeable people who really do care.

The successful applicant will have: a current practicing certificate; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; relate to people of all ages; high level of experience of general optometry; strong interest in specialty contact lens fitting; and ability to work in a team environment.

You’ll have access to a full suite of diagnostic equipment and be supported by a great team of qualified and experienced staff.


For further details, please contact shelley@curtisvision.co.nz or chris@eyepro.co.nz

Professional Teaching Fellow - Continuing Professional Development (Optometry)

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Part-time
  • UoA Department Name: Optometry and Vision Science
  • Campus: Grafton Campus
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term
  • Position Number: 55566498


Company Description


Applications are invited for a part-time position as a Professional Teaching Fellow in the School of Optometry and Vision Science starting 1 February 2021.


Who are we?

The School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS) is part of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences within the University of Auckland. We are the only Optometry school in Aotearoa and offer a Bachelor of Optometry qualification (accredited by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand) that enables graduates to practice optometry in Aotearoa and Australia. SOVS operates a full scope optometry clinic, with a large and diverse patient base, on the University of Auckland Grafton campus. SOVS staff and students also participate in clinics at other sites throughout Auckland.


The Opportunity

In 2021 SOVS will begin a project - in partnership with the New Zealand Association of Optometrists (NZAO) - to develop resources to support the continuing professional development (CPD) of New Zealand optometrists.   

The role will involve developing and maintaining teaching material to form the basis of a web-based CPD platform. This in turn will require the successful candidate to communicate with topic experts and to develop teaching/learning activities. There will also be a role in supporting educational content provided via the NZAO including organising the annual conference program and developing evidence-based learning cases. 

We have an opening available for an experienced and highly motivated Professional Teaching Fellow to develop and run this initiative.


This is a part-time position over two years (0.5FTE year one, 0.4FTE year two), and the level of appointment and salary will be on the Professional Teaching Fellow scale in accordance with qualifications and experience.  Support will be provided for the development of areas of clinical/clinical education subspecialty and excellence, including financial support for continuing professional development. The annual fees for NZAO membership, PI insurance and the Annual Practising Certificate will also be paid.


For more information on the role, please view the Position Description. 


Inquiries should be addressed to Clinical Director, Dr Geraint Phillips, and telephone 64 (0)9 923 6503 or email: g.phillips@auckland.ac.nz.


Applicants should hold an optometry qualification that is recognised for registration as an Optometrist (TPA endorsement) or Educator Optometrist (TPA endorsement) in New Zealand. 


Why work for us?

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.


How to apply

Applications must be submitted online at by the closing date of Sunday, 17 January 2021 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV. Applications should include details of experience in any areas of optometric sub-speciality.


Additional Information


In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.


It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz.


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Optometrist wanted - Bay of Plenty

Blur Eyecare Tauranga & Mt Maunganui 


Looking for a more relaxed lifestyle in the beautiful Bay of Plenty? We are looking for a full-time optometrist. We are a boutique optometry practice and focus on customised patient care. Each practice is equipped with a retinal camera and OCT.


Please send CVs in confidence to stuart@blureyecare.co.nz


Full-time Dispensing Optician position available - Hamilton


We have an exciting opportunity for a confident Dispensing Optician or Trainee with experience in the industry, to help grow and contribute to our current Dispensing Team.


Our successful applicant will be a fun, enthusiastic individual with a passion for life, have great communication skills, and the ability to adapt and deliver the best optical appliances and technology across a broad range of prescriptions and customers. 


You will join our existing dispensing team of three, sharing a combined 40 years’ of experience and knowledge within the industry. We pride ourselves on our individuality, expertise in high performance lens technology and quality frames. Our team has a focus on providing outstanding customer care and experience – and we look forward to you joining our team.


Please call or email to register your interest for this role.

Jagrut Lallu


021 786763



Khyati Jindal: B. Optom Hons TPA 2016, Sp. Cert. Paediatrics, Sp. Cert. Posterior Eye Disease, is a Locum Optometrist based in the Auckland area.


Email: khyatioptom@gmail.com
Tel: 021 179 8587.


Ed’s note: Khyati’s details were printed incorrectly in the 2021 OIG. Please update her qualifications as above.

Experienced Optical Assistant or Dispensing Optician

Eyestyle Milford is looking for an experienced optical assistant or dispensing optician. 


This is a full-time position offering a Monday to Friday working week in an upmarket, independent optometry practice. We offer highly competitive remuneration and ongoing professional development.


If this sounds like the role for you, please email michael@eyestyle.co.nz with your CV.

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