03 308 9779

Welcome to Ashburton Eyecare

We have been serving our community and it's outlying areas for over 30 years. The practice is independently owned and operated by our long-standing optometrist Evan Faulkner.

We offer comprehensive eye exams as well as paediatric exams and emergency care so patients can enjoy the best vision possible at any age. Our team has the training and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of conditions that can affect your eyes, including glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

Our staff assist with booking appointments, ordering contacts, and provide advice for the appropriate selection of lenses and frames suitable for each patient's individual needs - considering both the prescription and their personal taste in fashion. We are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and improving the long-term visual health of every patient that we see.

Our team

Evan Faulkner - Owner

In 1995, after 2 years up in Cambridge and 8 years in the UK, Evan returned to NZ and settled into mainland life. Since then he has built both a name and many friendships within the community, he is still stopped in the supermarket or bank for a chat.

Libby Fenwick - Optical Technician

Libby joined our team after working in the hospitality and retail industry for 6 years and is happy to have the exciting challenge of working at the practice with us. She is passionate about helping people and will work hard to find the perfect pair of glasses to suit anyone and everyone who walks through the door!


Mel Whatarau - Optical Assistant

Mel is the newest addition to our team and has come from a background of Customer Service and Elderly Care. She has an enthusiastic personality and a great sense of humor. Mel has a unique fashion sense and loves helping others find their groove, she believes every occasion needs a good pair of glasses.

Kylie Rose - Receptionist

Kylie has a quirky and fun loving personality. She fashions herself as a sunglass aficionado. She handles the reception desk, administrative tasks, and schedules diabetic screenings.

Reach the friendly Ashburton Eyecare team by phone on: 03 308 9779

Monday to Friday:  9am to 5pm

139 Walnut Avenue
Ashburton 7700