About Us

Your Independent Local Optometry Practice in Greymouth

At Coast Optometrist we endeavour to be your best choice for optical care and spectacle prescription requirements. Our genuine concern for your eyesight and visual wellbeing means that we take the time to ensure long lasting solutions.

Highly Efficient Ancillary Staff

All of the work performed by our resident optometrist,  
John West , could not be undertaken so efficiently if not for the help from our fantastic support team. Claire, Jean, and Sue are the backbone of our business and will be your first point of contact when booking an appointment. Their ability to advise on spectacle frame choices, carry out repairs and essentially answer any optical enquiries you may have are what enable Coast Optometrist to function seamlessly on a day-to-day basis.
Wide range of spectacles at optometry

John West – Optometrist

Bachelor of Science (1980), Diploma in Optometry (1980), Certificate in Ocular Pharmacology (2005), and Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics (2006)

John West is a member of the New Zealand Cornea and Contact Lens Society, and the New Zealand Association of Optometrists. An appointment with John involves a comprehensive examination that includes a trial frame refraction, retinoscopy, slit lamp biomicroscopy (including photo if indicated), and fundus exam with photo. 

John is well versed in fitting all types of contact lenses, and being therapeutically qualified means he is able to diagnose and treat certain eye conditions. In addition to being a clinical optometrist, John is also a Civil Aviation Authority accredited examiner plus a Maritime Safety, New Zealand Police and Defence Force designated optometrist.

With John's commitment to continual improvement in his profession coupled with his 35 plus years of experience, patients are assured of the highest quality assessment and advice.
Book your next check up with the friendly professionals at 
Coast Optometrist today (03) 768 6440
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