Peter joined the Wellington Eye Centre as a locum Optometrist in 2022. He locums one to two days a week, alongside our permanent Optometrist Shannon. Peter joined us having recently sold his shareholding in McClellan Grimmer Edgar Optometrists here in Wellington. McClellan Grimmer Edgar is a well-known practice with its origins going way back to 1948.

Peter is a therapeutically endorsed optometrist, which means he can prescribe eye medicines. He has special interests in front-of-the-eye pathology, glaucoma, and aviation in optometry.

Over the past 25 years, Peter has had significant involvement in the governance of the optometry profession. This includes the accreditation of teaching programs and discipline, having been a past Chair of the Registration Authority; and an elected member of the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand. He has also been a full-term member of PHARMAC’s Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (Ophthalmology). For his industry, the New Zealand Association of Optometrists awarded Peter the HS Gilberd Memorial Medal in 2021.

Outside of optometry, Peter is a keen cook. He loves music – from Puccini to the Beths via Gillian Welch and Tom Waits. As well as a love for wine and books.

He is also an accomplished armchair sports critic (especially cricket and rugby) and would even comment on two cockroaches fighting. An average to good snow skier and has skied a lot in Canada and North America.

He is married with adult children and…. A grandson!

Now that you’ve met our Optometrist Peter, we’d love to meet you! For any questions about procedures at the Wellington Eye Centre, you can contact our team online or call us on 0800 733 237 for more information.

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