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.

Michael Croft - Optometrist

After graduating in 2019, Michael practiced in both Christchurch and Auckland. He has built up an extensive experience base and with a love for general optometry, he is able to help anyone who walks through the door. Michael truly believes in finding an optimum solution specifically tailored to each individuals needs and strives for great communication that is easily understood.

Libby Fenwick - Manager

Libby excels at leading the optometry team in the everyday functioning of the practice. 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 Technician

Mel has come from a background of customer service and elderly care. She has an enthusiastic personality and a great sense of humour. Mel has a unique fashion sense and loves helping others find their groove. She KNOWS 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.

Jennifer Allan - Receptionist

Jennifer is our smiley and bright afternoon receptionist. She had worked in the optics industry for four years before joining our team and has taken a keen interest in the administration side of the business.

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

Monday to Friday:  9am to 5pm

139 Walnut Avenue
Ashburton 7700