Meet the team


John Kelsey

John graduated from the University of Auckland in 1984 and initially practiced in Auckland before spending four years in England.  Along with his wife Laurraine he opened a new practice in Pukekohe in 1990 and has since developed a family orientated practice with a strong clinical focus.  John works full time in the practice.

Sarah Stevens (on leave)

Sarah graduated from the University of Auckland as a therapeutically qualified optometrist with first class honours.  She began working at Optik Eyecare Pukekohe in 2010.  She is a qualified examiner for the CAA, CASA, as well as for New Zealand Police.  Sarah enjoys interacting with the wide variety of people that optometry brings her in contact with, but particularly enjoys the unique challenges that are associated with testing children’s eyes.  Sarah works part-time in the practice.

Ava Chen

Ava graduated from the University of Auckland in 2014 with a Bachelor of Optometry. Ava has a particular interest in contact lens fitting and is a member of the Corneal and Contact Lens Society(CCLS). In 2013 Ava was selected to volunteer at the Special Olympics vision screening programme that took place in Dunedin.  She is a therapeutic optometrist and is qualified for NZ police testing.  Ava works full time in the practice and she is committed to providing a high standard of eye care to her patients and promoting the importance of maintaining ocular health.


Sonia Swan

Sonia qualified from Auckland University in 1996, and after a few years of experience, returned to the university to be a clinical tutor.  She has worked in practices around New Zealand and the south of England.
Sonia is currently working part time at our Pukekohe practice to allow her to devote most of her time to raising her young daughter.   She has an interest in refractive surgery, and is qualified to do examinations for New Zealand Police and Maritime NZ. Sonia works part time in the practice.




Our Details

20 Hall Street
Phone 09 238 3796
  0800 SEEING
Email pukekohe@optik.co.nz
Payment Methods Visa, Mastercard and Bank Transfer for online orders.