Owner/Optometrist Jenny grew up in Hawkes Bay and has worked in the Hastings area since graduating as an Optometrist in 2000. She joined Grant & Douglas Optometry in 2006 as an owner. She currently works 4 days a week, and spends the remainder of her time with her family. Jenny enjoys all aspects of optometry, but has a particular interest in Children’s Vision and Glaucoma.
“I always wanted to work in a bank. However at the age of 14 I had my first eye exam. The optometrist asked me what I wanted to do with my life and so I told them my goal. Of course their response was that Optometry was much more interesting, and so this conversation changed the course of my life”.Victoria Cooney
Optometrist Victoria joined our team in 2011 after spending a year working in Invercargill. She is a therapeutically qualified optometrist, with a special interest in ocular pathology. Victoria enjoys providing great patient care with a friendly smile.
"I enjoy being an optometrist because I get to meet a wide variety of people and it's very rewarding to be able to improve someone's sight"
Christine is the Optometrist Assistant in our Havelock North branch. Christine has worked in the practice since 2001 so knows a lot about optometry & eyewear. If you want frames that are elegant, stylish and comfortable come in and see her. She is also our frame buyer extraordinaire.
Owner/Optometrist Diane has been an optometrist in Napier and Taradale for 30 years and enjoys being part of the local community. Her particular interests in eye care include contact lens fitting and low vision care.
"In 2012 I completed postgraduate study so I can prescribe a range of eye medications to treat eye conditions."
Anna joined the team in 2012 as Practice Manager. She oversees the marketing for both the Hastings & the Havelock North practices. She works part time and is usually located in Hastings.
Helen has been with us since 2011. She does the accounts and fills in at the reception in both Hastings & Havelock North.
Leanne is the friendly voice on the end of the phone and the first smiling face you see when you come in to the Hastings practice.
Carol is the friendly voice you'll hear when we phone you to tell you you're due for your next eye examination. Carol also fills in on reception and has been with us since 2013.
Liniz is our newest team member. She has 10 years experience in the optical industry and can help find optical solutions for you. She is based mainly in our Havelock North practice, but like all of us, may be seen in Hastings also.