At Gary Filer Optometrist you will find a strongly independent practice providing quality eye care in Manukau for over 30 years. Over this time Gary Filer has grown to become one of Auckland’s largest centres of excellence in eyecare and eyewear. Our focus is on delivering an individually tailored service to best meet your visual requirements.

With the latest technology in eye care and expert service, our optometry and dispensing team delivers the ultimate optical experience. If you’re looking for a practice that has the highest quality eye care next to top brands and designer frames, look no further.

We are conveniently located just off the motorway in Manukau. There is ample parking and easy access and an elevator if needed.

Why Us

We are independent and unique.

You can browse our spacious showroom comfortably (the largest in Auckland).

We are contact lens specialists.

We provide longer appointments and you can see the same optometrist every time.

We provide the latest technology in ocular health monitoring (including OCT scans).

Our primary focus is to provide you with quality advice.

Our onsite lab offers you glasses while you wait.

Why Us

We are independent and unique.

You can browse our spacious showroom comfortably (the largest in Auckland).

We are contact lens specialists.

We provide longer appointments and you can see the same optometrist every time.

We provide the latest technology in ocular health monitoring (including OCT scans).

Our primary focus is to provide you with quality advice.

Our onsite lab offers you glasses while you wait.

Meet the Team

Gary Filer

Optometrist Dip Opt

Gary Filer has been a practicing optometrist since 1978. He’s dedicated to ensuring the highest standard of patient care, supported by the very latest technology. Gary’s specialist area of interest is contact lenses, with a particular interest in complicated contact lens fitting and keratoconus.

Rob Allen

Dip Optom (SA) MCOptom (UK) TPA (NZ)

Rob has 38 years experience as an optometrist with a special interest in advanced contact lens fitting and keratoconus. He is also qualified in ocular therapeutics. Rob has worked in both solo, group and hospital practice and joined Gary Filer Optometrist in 2012.

Brenda Filer

Financial controller

Brenda is responsible for the administration of both the Optometry Practice and the Diabetic Photoscreening Programme. With her wealth of experience in business accounting she has a vital role in the financial management of the practice.

Veronica Petersen

Dispensing Optician

Veronica is a qualified Dispensing Optician and has been in the optical industry for over 8 years. She loves going the extra mile for her patients and aims to make each experience in our practice a unique and knowledgeable one.

Chantelle Nicholas

Optical Consultant

Chantelle has been in the optical industry for more than 16 years. Her passion is working with kids as she is a mother of four herself, she also enjoys working with the elderly. Chantelle enjoys working in the lab and prides herself on always doing her best for her clients.

Vanisha Patel

Receptionist

Vanisha joined us in 2009 from a background in the travel industry. She brings a strong focus of customer service and care to the role. 

Shivana Prasad

Optical Consultant

Shivana joined the team in 2017 and has five years of experience as an optical consultant. She will gladly assist you in choosing the frame and lens combination that works best for you!