Our Optometrists Erin Tan, Helen Hynes and Grant Dabb are fully qualified and belong to the NZAO (New Zealand Association of Optometrists). Our Dispensing Opticians Petra Hewitt, Angela Mitchell and Christine Rae are all qualified and registered with the Opticians Board.
Together we attend many seminars and courses throughout the year ensuring we are always up to date with the latest technology and developments within our industry.
We will provide free, professional advice and will recommend the best frame and lens combination to suit your individual needs. We have an in-store workshop where many of our services, repairs and adjustments can be performed while you wait. We have the facility to fit lenses to frames on the premises, a service unique to the Hibiscus Coast.
Petra Hewitt Dispensing Optician & Business Owner Favourite frame range: Anne et Valentin
Signature dish: Chocolate Chestnut Cake
Best thing about working at Orewa Optics: The fantastic team, awesome customers and now beautiful shop
Favourite optical tool: Hoya TrueSight
Dream destination: Any tropical island!
Angela Mitchell Dispensing Optician & Business Partner Sunglasses worn: Maui Jim
Favourite Book: Goodnight Mister Tom
Favourite piece of optical equipment: A clear plastic Hoya Ruler
First concert attended: UB40, 1989 at the Supertop
Favourite holiday spot: Lake Tekapo
Erin Tan Optometrist Favourite Frame range: Masunaga
Best thing about the weekend: Family time, and Food time!
Signature perfume: Chloe
Favourite piece of optical equipment: The Slit Lamp
Hidden talent: Can go to sleep and wake up in exactly the same position.
Grant Dabb Optometrist Favourite holiday spot: All of Northland
Best thing about working at Orewa Optics: The people and the team
Favourite piece of optical equipment: iCare Tonometer for measuring intraocular pressures
Favourite Movie: Monsoon Wedding
First Concert attended: ELO, Western Springs 1978
Helen Heyns Optometrist Best thing about the weekend: Spending time with family and exploring new places
Sunglasses worn: Maui Jim
Best thing about working at Orewa Optics: The professional and caring approach to our customers
Signature Dish to cook: South African Milk Tart
Favourite piece of optical equipment: OCT and Low Vision Near Reading Chart
Christine Rae Dispensing Optician Favourite frame range: Kate Sylvester
First Pets Name Mitzi (A Goat!)
Favourite piece of optical equipment: Nosepad Pliers
Favourite Movie: Any Matt Damon movie
Hidden Talent: Loves creating Wedding Bouquets.
Tanya Bree Admin/Reception Favourite holiday spot: Anywhere on the Tutukaka Coast
Signature dish to cook: Chocolate Brownie
Dream Island Destination: Rarotonga
Signature perfume: Gucci Guilty
First concert attended: Guns n Roses 1993
Laetisha Hilford Reception Favourite holiday spot: Pauanui
First Pets name: Smooch (the cat)
Favourite Movie: Titanic
Hidden Talent: Not too shoddy at singing
Best thing about the weekend-: Relaxing with a good Netflix binge session