ABOUT US


ROBERT DONG

Robert is a Total Eyecare director and has been with the practice for 29 years. A keen golfer and motor racing enthusiast he has a special interest in all aspects of driving vision and being short sighted himself, has an interest in myopia control contact lenses for children and adults.

GREG NEL

Greg has practised optometry in both South Africa & NZ, and has been working at Total Eyecare since 1997. Now a director, he is passionate about specialised contact lens fitting, corneal refractive therapy (CRT) and paediatric/development optometry. He’s a keen photographer, surfer and beer brewer.

JOHN RUBY

John is our trouble shooting dispensing optician. After 34 years in the optics industry and as a director in Total Eyecare, his problem solving around the world of spectacles is well known in the community. Golf, fishing, walking and gardening keep him busy outside of work.

SITA THAKERSI

Sita is our newest director after 6 years with Total Eyecare. She is especially interested in Therapeutics, having graduated with Honours in Optometry in 2009. Sita enjoys both work and a love of the gym and dance.

GRAEME MEEK

Graeme began at Black Gates Meek & Dong in 1977 and now works part-time at our Lower Hutt practise. He particularly enjoys geriatric optometry. His outside interests include music, computers and skiing.

STEPHANIE FOX

Stephanie joined the team over 5 years ago after completing her Optometry Degree with Honours. Originally from Canada, she also has an Honours Degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto. She has an interest in ocular health and therapeutics. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, reading and going to the gym.

KEREN DRAVITZKI

With 20 years at Total Eyecare, Keren now works out at our Johnsonville practice. She has specific interests in childrens vision and diabetic eye health. Being a mum to two young girls keeps her busy.

ELISE TAN

Elise practised optometry for three years in Auckland before relocating to Wellington in 2009 to work at Total Eyecare in Johnsonville. Elise now works part-time in our Johnsonville practice and spends the rest of her time looking after her two beautiful daughters.

ALISON

Alison is a qualified dispensing optician, with 11 years at Total Eyecare. She has a vast range of skills and knowledge and can help solve any frame and lens issue. With her creative and fun personality she enjoys helping patients find a frame they love. In her free time she enjoys socialising with friends and family, doing arts and crafts and looking after her beautiful orchids.

ANDREW

Andrew is our optical assistant, with a background in sales and design. Since joining the Total Eyecare team in 2011 he has enjoyed helping patients find their perfect frame. Outside of work he enjoys walking and seeing the latest movie or current film festival screenings.

Dispensing Optician
BRUCE

After a lifetime of looking at the human face Bruce’s astute eye can help take the guesswork out of the equation when choosing frames. His experience in dispensing can also ensure you get the best result with the prescription prescribed.

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