About John O’Connor Optometrists

John O’Connor is a New Zealand family owned and operated Auckland optometrists established in 1978.

We have a reputation built on quality products and friendly service. For your convenience, our Auckland optometry practices in Newmarket and Henderson are both open 5 days a week.

John O’Connor Optometrists uses only the high quality, internationally renowned HOYA lenses. To ensure a quick turnaround these lenses are sourced directly from the local HOYA laboratory at Mt Eden.

At just $78, our eye exams are affordable and very comprehensive. All our eye checks include a prescription update and full eye health check which will detect any conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

Our frame buyers have extensive industry knowledge and carefully choose our ranges to suit individual style and fashion needs. Each individual face is different and so are our frames. International designer brands such as Dior, Fendi, Hugo Boss, Armani, Emilio Pucci, Lacoste and Adidas are part of our extensive frames collection.

Children are well cared for at John O’Connor. For children aged 15 or under, eye exams are free if parents hold a valid Community Services Card.

The team at John O’Connor Optometrists are focused on your eye health. Want to know more about our Auckland optometrists? Read what our clients say about our staff, service and eye care.

Eye Doctor


Call us on 09 522 1283 to speak to our Newmarket optometrists.
We have free parking available at 49 Remuera Road.

Eye Specialists


To speak to an optometrist in Henderson call 09 836 1731.
We are at 371 Great North Rd, Henderson.

Eye Specialists Auckland

Meet Our Team

Our Auckland optometrists are members of the New Zealand Association of Optometrists and many are also members of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of New Zealand. Several of our optometrists are also therapeutically qualified to prescribe drugs to treat certain common eye conditions.




Colin graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Optometry  in 1998. He later completed his Master of Business Adminstration from the University of Sydney.

Colin has worked in several practices in Australia for 9 years before returning to settle in Auckland. Colin loves interacting with people of all ages and is committed to helping you find the best solution for your visual requirements.

Outside from work, Colin enjoys spending time with his family and two children. He also loves travelling, eating good food and music.


Wen Li


Wen Li graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Optometry  in 1998 and later completed her Master of Optometry from the University of New South Wales followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Optometry with Ocular Therapeutic Endorsement.

Wen Li has worked in corporate optometry practices and private practices in Auckland and around Australia. She spent several weeks in Nepal for her final year externship and has volunteered in Fiji for VOSO. Wen Li enjoys providing eye care to all ages. Her special interests include contact lenses, orthokeratology and myopia control.

Wen Li enjoys her family time with her husband and children. She also loves travelling, music and does pilates for fitness.




Our optometrist Ritesh graduated in 2007 from the University of Auckland with Bachelor of Optometry (Honours) and Ocular Therapeutic Endorsement. Having worked at a corporate firm in Wellington in his initial year he moved to John O’Connor Optometrists and has been our primary optometrist at our Henderson branch for the past 8 years.

Ritesh’s areas of interest and expertise include contact lenses and geriatric care. With his ocular therapeutic qualification Ritesh is also able to diagnose and treat many common eye diseases including infections, inflammations and allergic conditions. Ritesh is dedicated on providing thorough eye examinations and enjoys interacting and connecting to his clients so that a detailed and tailored care is given to each individual patient. He is always seeking ways to deliver better eye care.

Ritesh is a current member of New Zealand Association of Optometrists and Cornea & Contact Lens Society NZ.

Outside of optometry Ritesh enjoys travelling, family, wine and cheese!




Kevin graduated from the University of Auckland School of Optometry in 1996. He has 20 years experience working in various practices. He enjoys working with all age groups and is committed to providing excellent eye care.

Away from work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his son. His interests includes cooking, nutrition and fitness.



Optical assistant

Matt is a medical student at the University of Auckland. He thoroughly enjoys the customer interaction and the science background of optometry.

In his free time, Matt is an avid video gamer and guitar player. (He also thoroughly enjoys complaining about how hard his study is.) Matt is also a private tutor for high-school science students in Auckland.



optical assistant

Ian is a 4th year biological science student studying at the University of Auckland. His passion in academics are involved in molecular biology and pathology and he is currently aiming to get into medical school.

Ian enjoys meeting different people and getting to know them. Besides that, his other hobbies lies in playing basketball and collecting sneakers as he is an avid sneakerhead.



optical assistant

Anna has more than 10 years experience working in the healthcare field before joining John O’Connor Optometrists’ team. She gained a Certificate in Optical Assistant from ACOD (The Australasian College of Optical Dispensing).

Anna has a gentle and caring personality and will take the time needed to ensure every customer has good service to select suitable spectacle lenses and frames for their requirements.

Within her personal life, Anna enjoys spending time with her family. Her interests includes fine art, travelling, going on hikes, classical music and jazz.



Optical assistant

Amy is currently a high-school graduate who will be studying at the University of Auckland next year. She is aiming to undertake the course of Biomedicine, in hopes to pursue her future goal in joining the medical field.

One thing she loves about working in John O’Connor Optometrists is being able to help others and having the opportunity to learn so many new things alongside experienced medical experts.

In her free time, she loves to play sports especially basketball and volleyball as well as hanging out with friends as a way to destress. Other hobbies include watching dramas, reading books, cooking and of course, eating good food!



Optical Assistant

Kane is a 2nd year biomedical student studying at the University of Auckland. He has a goal to work within the healthcare system in the future and has a keen interest in optometry.

Kane enjoys talking to and supporting customers with all their needs. In his free time, he likes to spend time with friends and family, doing multiple activities such as playing sports like basketball or badminton and exercising in general.

We deliver peace of mind about the way you see the world, your sight.

We offer high quality eyecare and friendly service at our optometry practices in Newmarket and Henderson. For your convenience both stores are open 5 days a week.