Care. Quality. Service.
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For an independant optometrist in Hokitika and South Westland

Care, quality, and service
For thorough eye examinations and advice you can trust, contact Hokitika Optometrist. We are professional, ethical, ready to listen and committed to giving the local community the highest quality eye care and products. Hokitika Optometrist provides service that is all about what you want and need.
Catherine van Paassen has been operating Hokitika Optometrist since 1981. An appointment for a full eye exam gives you 45 minutes with the optometrist to discuss and investigate all your concerns about eyesight and eye health.

See well and look good! At Hokitika Optometrist we have a wide range of frames and lenses, as well as access to the latest styles and technology for all products including contact lenses, prescription sunglasses, sports and safety eyewear.

The optometrist is located at 16 Park Street, Hokitika where there is easy parking and wheelchair access. Children are welcome and there is a 15 % discount on new frames for Super Gold Card holders. Phone us to make an appointment for an eye examination. Or drop in for repairs, adjustments, or to see our extensive range of frames.

Contact for appointments & information

We have a dedicated team that provide the best service to clients throughout Hokitika and South Westland.
  • Optometrists - Catherine van Paassen, Steven Stone
  • At the desk -Carmen
  • Technical - Jean 
  • On Saturdays - Eleanor
  • Monday 8.30 – 5.30
  • Tuesday – Friday 8.30 – 6.00
  • Some Saturdays 8.30 – 2.30
  • After hours, home visits: By arrangement

Our philosophy

Like you, we know that Hokitika and Westland is the best place to be! We care about who you are and what you do. We keep our knowledge and skills up to date and use them to help you to see well and look good. We will treat you with consideration and respect and keep to the highest professional and ethical standards in everything that we do for you.

Hokitika Optometrist is a member of the EyePro group giving us access to quality product at reasonable prices. Catherine  and Steve 
are  members of the New Zealand Association of Optometrists and the NZ Cornea and Contact Lens Society, ensuring professional, ethical care to all our clients and patients.
For the very best in eye care services in Hokitika and South Westland, contact us for an appointment today.

Latest updates

INTRODUCING: Steve Stone   English trained, Steve has been working alternate weeks with Catherine since 2015. Steve is currently completing his Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics, a postgraduate course of study that will allow him to prescribe medicines to treat common eye diseases, like conjunctivitis.
WHAT'S NEW: OCT imaging of your retinal nerve tissue is included with our Full Examination. Like Ultrasound but using light, OCT checks the macula and optic nerve in great detail, so we can detect and monitor changes or disturbances that affect your sight.And we photograph the retina too.
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